Canberrans will not be required to quarantine on return from any part of NSW, including Sydney, from November.
The ACT government plans to remove the COVID-Affected Area declaration across NSW from November 1, subject to public health risks at the time.
The move aligns with the NSW decision to allow travel from Greater Sydney into the state's regional areas from November 1.
From next month, the territory will implement an individual local goverment area assessment of public health risk from 1 November.
"This will allow the ACT chief health officer to declare high-risk LGAs as COVID-affected areas with relevant stay at home or quarantine requirements," the government said in a statement.
The ACT will also mirror "mandatory quarantine requirements for people arriving from overseas with NSW" from November 1.
People arriving in NSW who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine, but must get tested after arrival, while people returnees who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days.
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