Tasmania and the ACT elevated to extreme risk under WA’s controlled border

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Tasmania and the ACT will transition from ‘high risk' to ‘extreme risk' under WA's controlled border from 12:01am, Saturday 8 January, 2022.
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Based on the latest health advice, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be elevated to an ‘extreme risk’ jurisdiction under WA’s controlled border arrangements from 12:01am, Saturday 8 January, 2022.  

Travel into WA from Tasmania and the ACT 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
  • Time critical specialists whose skills are not otherwise available in WA and those with extraordinary circumstances approved by the State Emergency Coordinator or Chief Health Office
  • People with exceptional compassionate circumstances.

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

  • be double dose vaccinated against COVID-19, if eligible;
  • undertake hotel quarantine at a State facility for 14 days at their own expense; and
  • get tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of arrival and on days five and 13.

Current approved travellers from Tasmania and the ACT under the 'high risk' category, with an approved G2G Pass, are urged to return to WA immediately.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 5 January 2022