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Travel – Australian Capital Territory

Updated on 27 September 2022, at 09:10 AET

Domestic border restrictions

There are no longer restrictions on entering the ACT from interstate, unless you’re a confirmed COVID-19 case or a close contact.

Active COVID-19 cases and household or close contacts

If you are not an ACT resident, you should not travel until your isolation period has ended.

ACT residents

If you are an ACT resident and currently in isolation due to being a confirmed case of COVID-19, only return to the ACT if there is no safe way for you to continue isolating at your current location and you are within 4 hours travel radius of your home by private vehicle.

If you are not a confirmed case of COVID-19, you can assess your isolation and testing requirements using the ACT’s assessment tool at covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/exposed-to-covid19.

If you are a household contact or confirmed case of COVID-19, you must notify ACT Health of your arrival. Household contacts can do this using the self-declaration form available at covid19.act.gov.au/travel/online-travel-forms. Confirmed cases should call ACT Health on (02) 5124 4988. Only travel to the ACT if you are permitted to do so by the state or territory you are currently in. For further advice on travelling to the ACT as a household contact or confirmed case, go to covid19.act.gov.au/travel/entering-the-act.

International travellers

There are no longer quarantine rules for vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers.

All international travellers arriving in to the ACT within 7 days of their arrival to Australia should follow these border rules:

  • If the port of entry allows you to travel to the ACT, you are encouraged to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours of arriving in Australia.
  • You can take this test in the state or territory you arrive in and then travel to the ACT. You can also travel directly to the ACT and take a test at home.
  • A doctor does not need to be present when taking a RAT.
  • You can choose to take a PCR test if a RAT is not available. If at any time after arrival you develop COVID-19 symptoms, get tested immediately and quarantine.
  • You should continue to stay at home if you feel unwell, even if you return a negative result, to stop the spread of your illness.
  • If you return a positive COVID-19 test result, you must follow the isolation rules of the state or territory you are in.

For more details, go to covid19.act.gov.au/travel/overseas-travel.

For more information on restrictions in the ACT, go to covid19.act.gov.au.

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