New South Wales to transition to a ‘high risk’ state from Saturday, 6 November

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New South Wales will transition to a ‘high risk’ state at 12:01am, Saturday 6 November 2021, as part of WA’s controlled border arrangements.
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Based on the latest health advice, New South Wales will transition from an ‘extreme risk’ jurisdiction to a ‘high risk’ jurisdiction at 12:01am, Saturday 6 November 2021, under WA’s controlled border arrangements.

Under the high risk setting, travellers must still be approved through the G2G Pass system. Approved travellers from NSW into WA are limited to:

  • certain senior Government officials
  • certain active military personnel
  • a member of the Commonwealth Parliament
  • a person carrying out functions under a law of the Commonwealth
  • a person carrying out a limited range of specialist functions
  • a person given approval by State Emergency Coordinator or an authorised officer. 

The final category includes reasons such as those Western Australians that may have travelled to NSW recently, have roots in WA and have a legitimate right to return, subject to the relevant quarantine conditions and required evidence.

Anyone entering from NSW, or who has travelled through NSW in the past 14 days, will be subject to the following strict conditions to enter WA:

  • proof of a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to departure
  • self-quarantine in a suitable premises for 14 days
  • present for an initial COVID-19 test within 48 hours
  • present for a COVID-19 test if any symptoms develop during quarantine
  • present for a COVID-19 test on day 12 after arrival in WA (if still in WA)
  • be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if eligible
  • a mandatory requirement to use the G2G Now app while in quarantine.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor and review border controls.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 30 November 2021