Member since 26 Oct 2021
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I have a trip planned to Brisbane arriving on November 2nd, with a stop in Sydney. I am a Canadian hoping to get a travel exemption. From what I have read, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Sydney prior to continuing to Brisbane. Is that requirement still in place to quarantine upon arrival? The information I have read seems to be changing daily and wanted to get a clear perspective on what to expect prior to my arrival.
Thanks in advance!
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Member since 09 May 2013
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Are you arriving from Canada on Nov 2 into sydney? If you have an exemption, and you are fully vaccinated, no quarantine requirements apply (as of Nov 1). However, if you want to visit Brisbane on Nov. 2 from sydney, you will have to quarantine for 2 weeks. I'm unsure if this is hotel or at a place of residence (unless you are an essential worker).
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 161
It will be hotel quarantine in BNE for 2 weeks in Nov 2. Only from Nov 19 are you allow to have home quarantine.
Member since 09 May 2020
Total posts 175
There shouldn't be quarantine in NSW on arrival
You should try filling in the QLD border pass now so that you know if you can even qualify for one. Not sure a non QLD resident can enter QLD without a valid approved border pass for interstate travel and that criteria will not change on 1 nov (NSW will still be considered a hot spot to QLD and even you are just transiting via SYD it still considers you are coming from NSW)
Even if you manage to arrive in BNE they may very well turn you back for not having a valid pass even if you are willing to quarantine.
The key thing is whether you can get an approval pass to enter QLD. The certain thing is that IF you are allowed to come you definitely need to quarantine in Brisbane
Member since 07 Jan 2016
Total posts 59
From the Queensland Government COVID website......
When 70% of the eligible Queensland population is fully vaccinated (19 November or earlier)
Arriving from overseas via another state or territory
If you have been overseas in the past 14 days, you will need to meet the relevant requirements for entry to Queensland and will be required to quarantine in a government-nominated facility until 14 days has passed since your arrival into Australia and since you have been in a domestic hotspot.
Member since 13 May 2020
Total posts 31
why would you want to fly international to Brisbane via Sydney ? Plenty of very cheap tickets into Brisbane. As of today, if reading it correctly, if you arrive January 1, 2022 or later there's no quarantine whatsoever if vaccinated & -ve test.
Member since 28 Aug 2019
Total posts 22
To Pele1968 : Unfortunately the rules keep changing by the minute, depending on which side of the bed the authorities got out of. From what I last remember, one had to fly into Brisbane from Sydney with the relevant covid entry documentation/s. I think this information was for those living in Sydney that wished to come to Queensland. They had to fly in, not drive in across the border. Check the link I have shown here, and see if your query has been answered ..... https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/travelling-to-queensland
To regular flyer : how regular have you been flying into Queensland since covid restrictions came into force ????? The rules change by the minute, only because the people that make up the rules can't make up their minds over a glass of champagne paid for by the tax payers. Under these conditions numerous changes are made keeping the rest of the world even more confused. I think it's called the BUBBLE effect.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 454
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