NSW to scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from 1 November

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From 1 November, fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to undergo hotel quarantine upon arrival in NSW.
In the last 24 hours, 85,000 tests were processed.

One case was recorded in hotel quarantine.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said high levels of vaccination in the state had enabled the state government to scrap hotel quarantine and home quarantine programs for those with two doses.

A negative PCR test will be required before travellers board their flights and a testing regime will be in place on arrival.

Vaccines will need to be recognised by the TGA.

Hotel quarantine will still be required for unvaccinated travellers, with arrivals capped at 210 people a week.

"For double vaccinated people around the world, Sydney, New South Wales is open for business," Premier Dominic Perrottet said.

"I think people in New South Wales will be flying to Bali before Broome ... we need to rejoin the world."

"We can't live here in a hermit kingdom. We've got to open up, and this decision today is a big one, but it is the right one to get NSW connected globally."

Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres confirmed fully vaccinated returning Australians would be prioritised.

"It is a huge pickup for our economy, and it is a really clear signal to Australians who have had to operate overseas in a constrained aviation market that we are removing those barriers and allowing you to come home," he told reporters.

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