Yesterday the New South Wales government announced that the state’s hard border with Victoria will finally be lifted in three weeks, from Monday November 23. It follows the wind-back of restrictions by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk – who recently reopened the Queensland border to regional New South Wales residents – and Tasmania’s upcoming downgrade of New South Wales from a “medium risk” to a “low risk” area.

While any easing of restrictions is certainly welcome news, it also generates a level of uncertainty. As it currently stands, the restrictions between each state differ and it can be tough to keep track of what is presently required if you’re planning to travel across borders.

For example, Queensland residents can currently travel to Greater Sydney without quarantining, but will face a mandatory two-week hotel quarantine (with a price-tag of at least $2800) upon returning to their home state. On the other hand, they’re permitted to travel to and from other parts of New South Wales, such as Byron Bay, without the costly quarantine stopover. Meanwhile, West Australians are free to travel to any other state, but can’t return without a permit – regardless of their residential status.

Confusing? Yes. So as borders fluctuate and negotiations between states and territories continue, we’ve compiled a rolling guide of current interstate travel rules, which we’ll update in line with any new changes. Here’s what you need to know.

Travelling from Victoria

To New South Wales

No entry without a permit, and there’s a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine at travellers’ expense. However, from 12.01am on Monday November 23, there will be no restrictions on entry.

Border-region travel is allowed with a permit.

To Tasmania

Victorians will be able to travel to Tasmania from November 27, as long as coronavirus case numbers in Victoria remain low.

To South Australia

Victorians are only allowed to enter South Australia if they are residents returning from studying in Victoria, relocating permanently to SA, relocating to SA for work purposes, or passing through the state to another state (with permission to enter that other state). Everyone crossing the SA border also has to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days before departure.

People living in border communities are allowed to travel up to 70 kilometres into SA from Victoria.

Basically this means holidays in SA are off the cards for now.

To Western Australia

No entry permitted – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

To Queensland

No entry permitted unless you are an exempt traveller or Queensland resident. Mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine at traveller’s expense.

To the ACT

No entry permitted unless you are an exempt traveller or returning resident, and you may be required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine – which can be completed at home or in a hotel approved by ACT Health.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted for regional Victorians, but mandatory hotel quarantine at the traveller’s expense is required for those coming from Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. It’ll cost you $2500.

Travelling from NSW

To Victoria

No restrictions to entry, but you will be required to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine at your own expense if you return to NSW. But from 12.01am on Monday November 23, there’ll be no restrictions on re-entry.

To Tasmania

Entry permitted without restriction, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel up to three days before arrival.

To South Australia

Entry permitted without restriction, although you need to complete a cross-border travel registration form at least 14 days before you leave.

To Western Australia

No entry permitted – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

To Queensland

Entry is closed to those coming from Greater Sydney, including QLD residents, unless you’re an exempt traveller. Mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine at traveller’s expense. Anyone planning to visit the state will need to obtain a border declaration pass.

To the ACT

Entry permitted without restriction, although if you have been in a hotspot area you’re advised to reconsider travel to the territory.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted without restriction. You will have to fill in a border entry form on arrival.

Travelling from Queensland

To Victoria

No restrictions to entry, but you will be required to undergo hotel quarantine at your own expense if you return to Queensland.

To New South Wales

No restrictions to entry, but you will be required to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine at your own expense on return to Queensland if you visit a hotspot area in Greater Sydney.

To Tasmania

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel up to three days before your arrival.

To South Australia

No restrictions to entry, although you need to complete a cross-border travel registration form at least 14 days before you leave.

To Western Australia

No entry permitted – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

From November 14, WA will move to a controlled interstate border, meaning you can travel there from any state or territory that has recorded a 14-day rolling average of less than five community Covid-19 cases per day – but you’ll still need a G2G Pass, and there’ll be health screenings at Perth Airport.

To the ACT

No restrictions to entry.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted without restriction. You will have to fill in a border entry form on arrival.

Travelling from the Northern Territory

To Victoria

No restrictions to entry, but you will be required to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine at your own expense if you return to the NT.

To New South Wales

No restrictions to entry.

To Tasmania

No restrictions to entry but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel up to three days before your arrival.

To South Australia

Entry permitted without restriction, although you need to complete a cross-border travel registration form at least 14 days before you leave.

To Western Australia

Until November 14, there’s no entry – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

To the ACT

No restrictions to entry.

To Queensland

No restrictions to entry, but anyone planning to visit the state will need to obtain a border declaration pass.

Travelling from Western Australia

To Victoria

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll be unable to re-enter WA without an exemption.

To New South Wales

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll be unable to re-enter WA without an exemption.

To Tasmania

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel beforehand and, until November 14, you’ll need an exemption if you plan on returning to WA.

To South Australia

Entry permitted without restriction, although you need to complete a cross-border travel registration form at least 14 days before you leave – and you’ll need an exemption if you plan to return to WA before November 14.

To the ACT

No restrictions to entry, but until November 14 you’ll be unable to re-enter WA without an exemption.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted without restriction; you’ll just need to fill in a border entry form on arrival. You’ll need an exemption if you plan to return to WA before November 14.

To Queensland

Anyone planning to visit Queensland will need a border declaration pass – and until November 14 you’ll be unable to re-enter WA without an exemption.

Travelling from South Australia

To Victoria

There are no restrictions on entering Victoria, but you may be denied re-entry to SA unless you meet specific travel requirements.

People in border communities are allowed to travel up to 70 kilometres into Victoria from SA.

To New South Wales

No restrictions to entry. If you plan on returning to SA, you’ll need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days beforehand.

To Tasmania

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel. If you plan on returning to SA, you’ll need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days beforehand.

To Western Australia

Until November 14, there’s no entry – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

If you plan on returning to SA, you’ll need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days beforehand.

To the ACT

No restrictions to entry – although you may need an exemption if you stopover in Victoria](https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel/south-australia-sa#Travelling-from-SA-to-the-ACT). If you plan on returning to SA, you’ll need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days beforehand.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted without restriction. You will have to fill in a border entry form on arrival. If you plan on returning to SA, you’ll need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days beforehand.

To Queensland

No restrictions to entry, but anyone planning to visit the state will need to obtain a border declaration pass.

If you plan on returning to SA, you’ll need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days beforehand.

Travelling from Tasmania

To Victoria

No restrictions to entry, but you will be required to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo hotel quarantine at your own expense if you return to Tasmania.

To New South Wales No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel if you plan to return.

To South Australia

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel if you plan to return.

To Western Australia

Until November 14, there’s no entry – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine. If you plan to return to Tasmania, you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel.

To the ACT No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel if you plan to return.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted without restriction, though you’ll have to fill in a border entry form on arrival. If you plan on returning to Tasmania, you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel.

To Queensland

No restrictions to entry, but anyone planning to visit the state will need to obtain a border declaration pass.

Travelling from the ACT

To Victoria

No restrictions to entry, but you will be need to apply for an exemption (or notify ACT Health if you are a resident) and quarantine for 14 days if you plan to return to the ACT from Victoria.

To New South Wales

Entry permitted without restriction, although travel between the ACT and Covid-affected areas is discouraged.

To South Australia

No restrictions to entry – unless you stopover in Victoria. All travellers to SA need to register for cross-border travel at least 14 days before departure. Restrictions may also apply on return to the ACT if you travel via Victoria.

To Western Australia

Until November 14, there’s no entry – including to WA residents – without an exemption. Exemptions are listed on the WA government website. You’ll need to apply for a G2G Pass and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

To Tasmania

No restrictions to entry, but you’ll need to register with Tas e-Travel beforehand.

To the Northern Territory

Entry permitted without restriction. You will have to fill in a border entry form on arrival.

To Queensland

No restrictions to entry, but anyone planning to visit the state will need to obtain a border declaration pass.