Wearing face masks at airports and on aircraft

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To continue keeping WA safe, wearing a face mask is now mandatory in Western Australia while at an airport, travelling on aircraft and transporting a person subject to a quarantine direction.
Man sitting at airport with mask on

To continue keeping WA safe, wearing a face mask is now mandatory in Western Australia while:

  • at an airport
  • travelling on aircraft
  • transporting a person subject to a quarantine direction (e.g. in a personal vehicle, private car, hired car, ride-share vehicle or taxi).

Airports and air travel can present an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission, and wearing face masks is effective in helping to prevent this.

Where a person, subject to a quarantine direction, needs to engage in transport services, all people in the vehicle (including the driver) are required to wear a face mask.

This includes private, hired, taxi and rideshare vehicles that may be used to travel from:

  • the airport to their suitable premises for self-quarantine, or
  • their place of self-quarantine to a COVID Clinic to present for their Day 11 COVID-19 test.

Children aged 12 years and under do not need to wear a face mask.

Penalties may apply for people who fail to comply with this requirement.

For more advice, please seeĀ Face masks - Frequently asked questions.

More information on face masks can be found on the Department of Health website.

Page reviewed 4 February 2021