Queensland and South Australia elevated to extreme risk under WA’s controlled border

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The change is in effect from 6.00pm, Friday 31 December 2021.
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Based on the latest public health advice, Queensland and South Australia will be further elevated to an ‘extreme risk’ jurisdiction under WA’s controlled border from 6.00pm, Friday 31 December 2021.  

Travel to WA from Queensland and South Australia is currently not permitted unless you are an approved traveller and receive approval to enter via G2G PASS. Under the ‘extreme risk’ category, the list of approved travellers is significantly reduced, and includes: 

  • Commonwealth and State officials
  • Members of Parliament and Diplomats
  • People with specialist or extraordinary circumstances determined by the State Emergency Coordinator or Chief Health Officer.

Approved travellers are subject to the following conditions, unless otherwise advised:

  • Undertake mandatory hotel quarantine at a state-run quarantine facility for 14 days at their own expense
  • Undergo COVID-19 testing on day 1, 5 and 13
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the past 72 hours
  • Provide proof of being double dose vaccinated against COVID-19, if eligible.

Current approved travellers from Queensland and South Australia under the 'high risk' category are urged to return to WA immediately.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 30 December 2021