COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled border

Information on WA’s controlled border arrangement, conditions of entry and quarantine.

Western Australia's border arrangement

WA is in a safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, based on public health advice.

The controlled border arrangement provides a system for safe travel into WA from interstate, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact with in the 14 days prior to travel. They are also subject to conditions, including completing a G2G Pass declaration prior to entry.

WA’s Chief Health Officer continues to closely monitor community transmission in other jurisdictions, and will advise the WA Government if any changes to our borders are required to keep Western Australians protected.

Jurisdictions

Conditions for quarantine

As part of our safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, conditions of quarantine apply to travellers coming into WA. These conditions apply to travellers arriving from a low risk jurisdiction. Travellers from medium, high, and extreme risk jurisdictions are not permitted to enter unless approved.

Very low risk jurisdictions

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G Pass registration and declaration.
  • If travelling by air, you must wear a mask on your flight while in WA airspace, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).
  • Complete a health screening on arrival.
  • Scan your G2G Pass to exit the airport.
  • No quarantine required.

Low risk jurisdictions

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G Pass registration and declaration.
  • Complete a health screening on arrival.
  • Scan your G2G Pass and then verify you have suitable premises for self-quarantine.
  • If you have suitable premises, enter self-quarantine for 14 days. If not, you will be directed to enter a Government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at suitable self-quarantine premises or government approved quarantine facilities. In addition if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight while in WA airspace, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).
  • Travellers are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine, or at any point when symptoms develop. A mask must be worn while travelling to and from the COVID Clinic.

The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from low risk jurisdictions are encouraged to download and use the app.

Medium risk jurisdictions

  • You are not permitted to enter without an approval through G2G Pass.
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premises is not available, you will be directed to a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers aged 12 years and older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Approved travellers are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine, or at any point when symptoms develop. A mask must be worn while travelling to and from the COVID Clinic.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at suitable self-quarantine premises or government approved quarantine facilities. In addition if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight while in WA airspace, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).

The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from medium risk jurisdictions are encouraged to download and use the app.

High risk jurisdictions

  • You are not permitted to enter without an approval through G2G Pass.
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premises is not available, you will be directed to a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure.
  • You must provide proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, where eligible.
  • Approved travellers will be required to use the G2G Now app on arrival in WA;
  • COVID-19 tests on day two and day 12;
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at suitable self-quarantine premises or government approved quarantine facilities. In addition if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).
  • You are not permitted to travel more than 200km to self-quarantine at a suitable premises. If you cannot provide evidence of having access to such suitable premises, it is highly unlikely you will be approved for entry into WA.

Extreme risk jurisdictions

  • You are not permitted to enter without an approval through G2G Pass.
  • Exemptions are restricted to Commonwealth, State and specialist functions only;
  • If permitted entry, you will be directed to undertake 14 days hotel quarantine at a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure.
  • You must provide proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, where eligible.
  • You will undertake COVID-19 tests on days one, five and 13.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at government approved quarantine facilities. In addition if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).

International arrivals

  • You must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at your own expense.
  • You will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 tests on the following days:
    • On the day following your arrival in WA
    • On day 5 of quarantine
    • On day 13 of quarantine
    • On day 17 (after you have left quarantine)
    • On day 21 (after you have left quarantine).

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Page reviewed 24 September 2021