South Australia transitions to a ‘low risk’ state

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Effective immediately, travellers from South Australia must complete 14 days of self-quarantine and present for COVID-19 testing.
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Based on the latest public health advice, WA has strengthened its border with South Australia, transitioning the state from ‘very low risk’ to ‘low risk’.

Under the low risk category, anyone entering from South Australia will be subject to the following strict conditions: 

  • complete a G2G Pass declaration prior to arrival, which stipulates they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been in the previous 14 days
  • present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 12
  • undergo a health screening upon arrival into WA
  • self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises.

These conditions also apply if you are travelling to WA and have been in South Australia since Thursday 8 July, and not spent 14 days in another very low risk jurisdiction.

Travellers who entered WA prior to South Australia moving to ‘low risk’ should continue to follow public health advice, and get tested for COVID-19 if symptoms develop. If any of these travellers visited exposure sites (external link) in South Australia, they must get tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours, self-quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure and get tested again on day 12.

A list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA (external link) website.

The WA Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor and review border controls should there be significant changes in the public health situation.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 21 July 2021