Travelling between states can be a little difficult to navigate this year, especially around this time. Here’s our guide to help you know the dos and don’ts.

Some states over the last few weeks have lessened their border rules, making it easier to travel in for the summer break.

However, some states that remain relatively COVID-19 free such as Western Australia and Tasmania still have strict border rules.

Here’s our guide to help you figure out where to go and if you can get there.

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To Victoria

Anyone in Australia at any time is allowed to travel into Victoria.

Permits and vaccination certificates are not required.

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Depending on where residents are from, they may not be able to travel back some after staying in Victoria, due to the state’s hotspot status and high daily COVID cases, so be mindful of this when travelling.

To NSW

Travellers from Victoria ages over 16 who are not vaccinated cannot travel to NSW for holidays or recreation. Anyone who has visited a ‘close contact’ exposure site cannot enter the state within 14 days of visiting the location or seven days if they are fully vaccinated.

People from the ACT cannot visit the state within 14 days of visiting a ‘close contact’ exposure site or seven days if they are fully vaccinated.

Anyone who has visited a ‘casual contact’ exposure site cannot enter NSW unless they have a negative COVID test since visiting the site.

Travellers from SA, WA, Queensland, NT and Tasmania can travel freely into the state without a permit.

To Queensland

Victoria and NSW residents must have an entry permit and show a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to travelling into the state.

You must be vaccinated at least one week prior to travelling by road or air.

There are no quarantine requirements.

WA and Tasmanian travellers who haven’t been to a hotspot in the last 14 days need an entry permit but do not need to be vaccinated.

Those from SA need an entry permit and to be vaccinated at least one week prior to entering by road or air.

People entering from Greater Adelaide cannot enter without quarantining.

There are no quarantine requirements for those coming from the ACT, but they need a permit to enter and must show a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to arriving.

Those from the NT don’t need to quarantine and there are no restrictions.

Those coming from Katherine and Robinson River or have been there in the last 14 days cannot enter unless they are residents, are relocating or have an exemption. 14 days quarantine is then required upon arrival.

Travellers from other areas of NT can enter without vaccination requirements.

To WA

The only Victorians currently allowed to enter are government officials or critical workers with an entry permit. No other reasons are currently available.

Those from SA, ACT or NSW can enter with an entry permit, but travelling is not a permitted reason to enter the state.

WA residents returning home may be granted approval.

Queensland and Tasmanian travellers need to take a health screening and provide an entry permit. Travellers don’t need to be vaccinated or quarantine.

Travellers from NT must have an entry permit, be fully vaccinated and have a health screening upon arrival.

They must also complete 14 days of home quarantine and get tested within 48 hours and on day 12.

To SA

You are prohibited from entering SA if you are a close contact of a positive case.

Those from VictoriaACT and NSW must have an entry permit, be fully vaccinated and provide a negative COVID test.

Travellers from Queensland, WA and Tasmania, must have an entry permit and be fully vaccinated.

People coming from NT excluding the Katherine region must also be fully vaccinated and have an entry permit.

Those coming from Katherine remain under tough restrictions.

To Tasmania

All travellers must provide their details on the Tas e-Travel system prior to entering the state.

Travellers from Victoria, ACT and NSW must be fully vaccinated and have a negative test 72 hours prior to entering the state.

Those from Queensland, NT, WA and SA must be fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated travellers must apply for approval.

To ACT

Travellers from Victoria and NSW must have an entry permit.

Unvaccinated individuals from metro areas, hotspot regions or those who have been to an exposure site must remain in lockdown conditions for 14 days.

Queensland travellers only require an entry permit if they have been to an exposure site.

There are no restrictions for those travelling from WA, NT, Tasmania and SA.

To NT

Travellers from all states will need an entry permit, fully vaccinated, must have a negative test 72 hours prior and after entering the state, must have a test 6 days later and must stay within Greater Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs within the first 14 days of entry.

Travellers must also use a government app that tracks your location.