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 see Face masks - Frequently asked questions.
More information on face masks can be found on the Department of Health website.