Join us in a sigh of relief as we announce that WA’s border is finally opening up to “very low risk” states as of Saturday, November 14 at 12.01am.

Mark McGowan has today announced that we will be transitioning from our current hard border to a “controlled interstate border”. This means that incoming travellers from states with no community transmission cases for the last 28 days will no longer have to self-quarantine, but will still need to sign a G2G Pass declaration (swearing they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms and declaring which states they’ve travelled to in the last 14 days) and will be subject to health screening and a temperature test as well as a COVID-19 test if necessary. This applies to South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

Sadly, due to ongoing community transmission, our friends in New South Wales and Victoria will still have to quarantine and take the standard COVID-19 tests at the airport and on day 11 should they wish to travel to WA. Once there has been no community transmission for 28 days in VIC and NSW, as per the now-established Chief Health Officer’s nationwide health-based threshold, we’ll be able to welcome them in again without quarantine. However, if their community transmitted cases increase to more than an average of five per day over two weeks, VIC and NSW residents will no longer be permitted to enter WA without a government exemption, even if they do quarantine and take the COVID-19 tests. For convenience, here’s an infographic of how it’s all going to work:

If WA’s COVID-19 cases creep up again, Mr McGowan has been clear that he will not hesitate to instate the hard border again, so be vigilant folks.

See the full announcement from the Premier here.


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