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This article contains information about Western Australia and Perth Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules and restrictions and is updated regularly. 


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Mark McGowan, Premier of WA update on 20 July 2021.

Anyone entering from South Australia, or who has travelled through South Australia since Thursday 8 July 2021 and is entering WA from now, will be subject to the following strict conditions:
- present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 12;
- self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premise;
- complete a G2G Pass declaration prior to arrival, stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been in the previous 14 days;
- land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint, for a health screening and to have their G2G Pass declaration checked before proceeding to self-quarantine premise.

In addition, anyone who has been to a South Australia exposure site at the specific times must self-quarantine for 14 days and be tested within 48 hours and at day 12

All recent arrivals from South Australia should monitor for symptoms and present for testing immediately if any develop.

South Australia now joins the Australian Capital Territory as low risk. New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are all classified as ‘medium risk’, and the Northern Territory and Tasmania are classified as ‘very low risk’.

A WA government spokesperson says the state will limit entry for people trying to enter WA on compassionate grounds from NSW and due to the growing COVID outbreak. The state government says travellers would now need to demonstrate "extenuating circumstances" to enter WA — that means there is no guaranteed right of entry for returning WA residents.

WA has a controlled border arrangement. For information on the Border status with your state and WA see WA Border Restrictions.

Information is also available at Announcements.


UPDATE: Current Restrictions

WA remains in a State of Emergency. Some important measures remain in place to help keep WA safe.

 

People can return to work, unless considered vulnerable. Masks still need to be worn when you leave your home.

Anyone who has been to one of the potential exposure locations will need to get tested and quarantine as per the instructions they are given. 

Exposure locations are being updated so people are encouraged to check the information regularly.

For more information, see the Coming out of lockdown – interim restrictions frequently asked questions.

 


Aged Care

  • To help protect people in aged care, family members can visit residents, but some additional restrictions are in place. You should not visit if you have:

    • returned from overseas in the last 14 days
    • been informed you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • not had an up-to-date influenza vaccination
    • symptoms, including:
      • fever
      • recent history of fever
      • symptoms of acute respiratory infection (eg. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)
      • loss of smell or taste

    Additionally, quarantine centre workers must wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres away from other people when visiting residential aged care facilities.  


Intrastate travel

  • Travel permitted into and out of Perth and Peel
  • Anyone who has been in Perth and Peel during the lockdown period (since Tuesday, 29 June) is subject to the following:
    • Mask wearing requirements
    • Not allowed to visit entertainment venues, some recreation venues, or hospitality venues other than for takeaway
    • Can visit retail venues or other businesses for takeaway.
  • People identified as casual contacts are not permitted to travel outside the Perth/Peel region until 12.01 am, Monday 12 July unless for essential or compassionate reasons. Close contacts need to continue to follow the quarantine instructions provided to them.
  • Travel remains prohibited to remote Aboriginal communities.

Potential Exposure Locations

These exposure locations are updated regularly. If you have been to one of the listed locations you need to get tested and quarantine as per instructions given.

If you are a close contact you will be tested and required to self-isolate for 2 weeks. 

Testing locations and times are available on the HealthyWA website. 


Border rules

WA is in a safe and sensible Controlled border arrangement, based on public health advice.

Interstate travel is permitted into and around WA, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact with in the 14 days prior to travel. They are also subject to conditions, including completing a G2G PASS declaration prior to entry.

People wishing to enter WA from other jurisdictions should review current travel advice in their state or territory.

WA’s Chief Health Officer continues to closely monitor community transmission in other states and territories and will advise the WA Government if any changes to our borders are required to keep Western Australians protected.

See the Travelling to WA from the New Zealand page for information about travel arrangements with New Zealand. 

Conditions for quarantine

As part of WA's safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, conditions of quarantine apply to travellers coming into WA. These conditions apply to travellers arriving from a low-risk state or territory. Travellers from medium risk states and territories are not permitted to enter unless exempt.

Very low-risk states and territories

(No community cases in at least 28 days)

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.
  • Travellers from very low-risk states and territories are not required to quarantine.

Travellers from a very low-risk state or territory who have knowingly had contact with a person from a medium or low-risk state or territory in the 14 days before travelling will be subject to the same quarantine conditions as that person from the higher risk classification and must self-quarantine for 14 days when returning to WA.

Low-risk states and territories

(Less than 5 community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average)

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
  • You should wear a mask as directed.
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS and then verify you have suitable premises for self-quarantine.
  • If you have suitable premises, enter self-quarantine for 14 days. If not, you will be directed to enter a Government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
  • You must present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 if still in WA.

The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from low-risk states and territories are encouraged to download and use the app.

Medium risk states and territories

  • You are not permitted to enter without an exemption through G2G PASS.
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premise is not available, you will be directed to a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 11 of quarantine, or at any point when symptoms develop. A mask must be worn while travelling to and from the COVID Clinic.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at suitable self-quarantine premises or government-approved quarantine facilities. In addition, if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight while in WA airspace, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask). 

The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from low-risk states and territories are encouraged to download and use the app.

International arrivals

  • You must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at your own expense.
  • You will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine.

Go to COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled interstate border for more information. 


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