Western Australian restrictions

 

UPDATED - 20 October, 2021


Total active cases - 3

Locally acquired last 24 hours - 0

Overseas acquired last 24 hours - 0

Under investigation last 24 hours - 0

Locally acquired last 7 days - 0

Overseas acquired last 7 days - 1

Under investigation last 7 days - 0

 

 

SUMMARY

  

WA remains in a State of Emergency, but have  only a few restrictions in place.  For example, there are no capacity limits on venues, but people will still need to check in.  

 

The WA Government has introduced mandatory vaccines for FIFO and other resources sector workers, who have to have their first dose by 1 December, 2021, and be fully vaccinated by 1 January, 2022.   

 

For more information, check the Government's website  here

 

 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS 

 

Travel to or from interstate locations is permitted as part of WA's controlled border arrangement, subject to conditions.  

 

  • Everyone arriving must complete a G2G Pass before travelling.
  • If you are required to quarantine upon entering WA, the  G2G Now app is encouraged to enable virtual quarantine checks.

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The Government has announced some exposure sites in Tasmania, but hasn't changed its current border status, while Queensland is on track to be changed to very low risk status by 22 October, 2021.  

 

Current travel zones are as follows:  ,

 

  • New South Wales and Victoria are extreme risk zones; 
  • There are currently no high risk zones;
  • Australian Capital Territory is a medium risk zones; 
  • Queensland  is low risk zone; and 
  • South Australia, Tasmania, and Northern Territory (as long as you haven't visited an exposure site), are very low risk zones.  

 

 Extreme risk:


  • people are not permitted to enter without an  approval  through G2G PASS;
  • exemptions are restricted to Commonwealth, State and specialist functions only;
  • if permitted entry, you will be directed to undertake 14 days hotel quarantine at a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense;
  • approved travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure;
  • you must provide proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, where eligible;
  • approved travellers will be required to use the G2G Now app on arrival in WA;
  • you will undertake COVID-19 tests on days one, five and 12; and
  • mask must be worn from when you enter WA until you arrive at government approved quarantine facilities. 

 

High risk:

 

  • people are not permitted to enter without an  approval  through G2G PASS;
  • if permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premises is not available, you will be directed to a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense;
  • approved travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure;
  • you must provide proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, where eligible;
  • approved travellers will be required to use the G2G Now app on arrival in WA;
  • COVID-19 tests on day two and day 12; and
  • a mask must be work from when you enter WA until you arrive at suitable self-quarantine premises or government approved quarantine facilities. 

 

Medium risk:  


  • people are not permitted to enter without an  exemption, and must self-quarantine at a suitable premises or a Government approved quarantine facility for 14 days; 
  • approved travellers must be tested 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; and 
  • masks must be worn on the flight, inside the airport, and while travelling to quarantine.  


Low risk:      


  • passengers must complete a health screening on arrival, scan their pass, and verify that they have suitable premises for self-quarantine, where they must stay for 14 days; 
  • travellers must be tested on Day 11 if still in WA; and 
  • a mask must be worn while travelling to and from the COVID Clinic. Masks must be worn on the flight, inside the airport, and while travelling to quarantine.  


Very low risk:  


  • if travelling by air, you must wear a mask on your flight while in WA airspace, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions); 
  • complete a health screening on arrival and scan your pass; but 
  • no quarantine is required.  

 

 

Please note: FPA Australia tries to keep these pages as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, Coronavirus policy is changing rapidly, so practitioners should check the links to confirm what is required of them.