Changes to WA's controlled border

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Based on the latest health advice, changes to WA’s controlled interstate border with South Australia will come into effect immediately.
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The WA Chief Health Officer has consulted with SA Health and reviewed the details of new community cases reported on Sunday, 15 November and the current situation in South Australia.

As a result, based on the latest health advice, the following changes to WA’s controlled interstate border will come into effect immediately:

  • Anyone arriving from South Australia at Perth Airport will now be tested for COVID-19 on arrival (or within 24 hours of arrival at another COVID clinic) and given a Direction to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises
  • These arrivals will also be required to be tested for COVID-19 on Day 11
  • Anyone arriving via road from South Australia will be given a Direction to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises and required to take a COVID-19 test on Day 2 and on Day 11
  • Anyone who arrived from SA on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November 2020, via road or air, will be contacted by WA officials and will be required to be tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours of their arrival and will be directed to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises.

These are initial steps the WA Government is taking to protect all Western Australians, and this arrangement will be reviewed regularly. The situation in South Australia will be monitored very closely and measures will be strengthened further if required.

The WA Government understands these changes will cause frustration for many people, but these steps are being taken on the best health advice to protect everyone. All arrivals are thanked for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Page reviewed 16 November 2020