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Western Australian borders open March 3

After a failure on February 5, we hope that this time will be the right one and that we will regain our freedom to travel on March 3. Here’s everything you need to know.

This freedom is not total, some restrictions will apply to our movements and also for residents in order to minimize contamination.

What you need to know to travel if you are going to Western Australia

All unvaccinated people will need to obtain a valid travel exemption to enter Australia. Please note that obtaining a visa is independent of the travel exemption, you will need both.

Unvaccinated individuals as well as unvaccinated Australians returning to the country will be required to undergo hotel quarantine.

For people who have received all three doses of vaccine, you will need:

  • Have a visa, visa waiver or electronic travel authorization (ETA).
  • Have an international vaccination certificate.
  • All passengers arriving by air in Australia must complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) within 72hrs before departure. This DPD will be requested at the airport at check-in.

The DPD is used to verify that travelers comply with various government restrictions before arriving at the airport. This helps to ensure that people venturing into Australia meet the country’s entry and vaccination requirements.

For the DPD request you will be asked:

  1. Your contact details, including a telephone number in Australia.
  2. Information about your COVID-19 vaccination status or a valid medical exemption.
  3. Details of your negative COVID test before departure.
  4. A statement of the places you have visited in the 14 days prior to your arrival in Australia.
  5. A separate statement that you will comply with all travel testing requirements. This includes any state policies after crossing the border, such as taking a COVID test on Australian soil.
  6. Your flight number, passport details and address in Australia. (People visiting Australia may wish to provide their hotel phone number, when asked for local contact details.)
  7. For passengers reaching Australia via connecting flights, the DPD will request the first flight of your journey and the last flight arriving in Australia.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result before departure from the country of origin. You will need to provide:
    1. proof of a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or other Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) taken within 3 days of your scheduled flight departure, or
    2. a medical certificate attesting to a negative rapid antigen test carried out under medical supervision within 24 hours before the scheduled departure of your flight to Australia.
  • Have a registered G2G (Good to Go) pass
  • Perform a rapid antigen test on arrival within 12 hours and report any positive results.

Leaving Western Australia

What you need to know to travel if you leave Australia

  • Check the Smartraveller site to verify the COVID-related conditions required in your destination country. You will also find any other type of information there.
  • All fully vaccinated people can leave Australia without exemption.
  • Unvaccinated Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents will need to apply for an exemption.
  • People with a temporary visa can leave Australia at any time (because they are not supposed to return).
  • Plan your return (see paragraph above).
  • When leaving Australia you will need to provide a vaccination certificate.

Australian state borders

What you need to know to travel to and from other states in Australia

  • Have a registered G2G (Good to Go) pass
  • Be fully vaccinated (three doses) and able to show a vaccination certificate.
  • Perform a rapid antigen test on arrival within 12 hours and report any positive results.

Important :

The testing arrangements are interim and will be in place for at least two weeks and then subject to ongoing review. All arrivals will receive a rapid antigen test upon arrival to meet these interim testing requirements.

WA's safe transition plan

New restrictions in place as of February 21

New public health and social measures were introduced in areas of the state beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, February 21 to help manage the rise in Omicron COVID-19 cases and ensure safety Western Australians.

In addition to existing requirements for inner masks, proof of vaccination, contact registration and restriction of access to remote Indigenous communities, Tier 1 measures also include:

Limitation of gatherings

Home gatherings are limited to a total of 30 people.

Outdoor private gatherings (excluding private residence) are limited to 200 people in total.

Capacity limits

2 m² rule for:

  • the places of reception
  • fitness venues (including gyms, pilates, yoga and dance studios)
  • places of entertainment
  • Cultural places
  • Places of worship
  • Hairdressers and beauty services
  • Perth Crown Resort and seated service only on the casino gaming floor
  • Night clubs (maximum capacity of 500 people)
  • 75% capacity for entertainment venues with forward-facing seating, such as theaters and cinemas.
  • 75% capacity for large stadiums, such as Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park.

Hospitals, care facilities for the elderly and disabled

Visits to aged care facilities, disability care facilities and hospitals are limited to 4 visitors per patient/resident per day.

Exemptions apply for compassionate reasons

Other public health and social measures (level 2) may be introduced in the future to help reduce the increasing transmission of COVID-19 and hospitalizations, if necessary.

Vaccination situation in Western Australia
Vaccination situation in Western Australia

What to do if you still have questions

For all information concerning the Covid, you can contact:

  • 13 COVID
  • On: 13 268 43
  • For other states: 1800 595 206
  • For abroad: +61 8 9118 3100

Consult the list of sites that have been identified for contamination sites

Who is the contact case?

  • A household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who had contact with them during their infectious period; Where
  • A person who had close personal interaction with someone with COVID-19 during their infectious period:
  • Who had face-to-face contact for at least 15 minutes where a mask was not worn by the exposed person and the person with COVID-19; Where
  • More than two hours in a small room with a case during its infectious period, where masks were removed for this period by the exposed person and the person with COVID-19 (note: other people wearing masks in this scenario do not would not be a contact); Where
  • A person who has been advised by WA Health to be a close contact.

If you are a contact case or have symptoms, get tested:

  • Do a rapid antigen test if available.
  • Get tested in a “Testing clinic”

If your test is positive:

  • If your rapid antigen test, you must report it to 13 COVID
  • If you have symptoms, you must self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days until symptoms resolve
  • If you don’t have symptoms you must self-isolate for 7 days.

If your test is negative but you have symptoms:

  • Repeat a PCR preference test.

If you have symptoms:

  • Mild symptoms: Rest and stay home
  • If the symptoms worsen: call your general practitioner and tell him about the situation, he will guide you on what to do.
  • Serious symptoms: call 000 and mention your symptoms, they will guide you on what to do
  • In case of emergencies: call 000 and mention that you are Covid positive.

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