WA softens border with Victoria, relaxes NSW travel

WA will lift its hard border with Victoria this Saturday (February 20), but travellers entering WA from Victoria will still need to quarantine.

Premier Mark McGowan announced Victoria would move to low risk as of 12.01pm Saturday, pending no further community outbreaks.

From midnight Tuesday (February 16), WA classified NSW as very low risk, after that State recorded its 29th consecutive day with zero locally acquired COVID cases.

All States aside from Victoria are classed very low risk, which means travellers must still obtain a G2G pass but do not need to self-isolate upon entry into WA.

Those coming from Victoria are required to obtain a G2G pass, to quarantine for 14 days and to get a COVID test on day 11 of quarantine.

Victoria came out of its five-day snap lockdown on Thursday, after an outbreak of COVID-19 linked to a cluster of cases in hotel quarantine was announced at the weekend.

The State will continue its pause on international flights.

WA Health Minister Roger Cook said international travellers remained Australia’s biggest threat of COVID-19; he reminded West Australians to stay vigilant during the pandemic.

“Nothing can ever be taken for granted in this unpredictable battle against COVID-10, especially with the dangerous new strains,” he said.

“I remind everyone to remember the basics of good personal hygiene, physical distancing, get tested and stay home if you are unwell, and keep using the Safe WA app.”

For the latest on the government’s restrictions, visit CCIWA’s COVID-19 page.

 

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