COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled border

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

WA will safely transition and ease border controls once a 90 per cent double dose vaccination rate is achieved.

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 (external link) 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 (external link) 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 (external link) registration and declaration.
  • You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if eligible.
  • 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 (external link) 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 (external link).
  • You will not be permitted to enter unless you provide evidence of having suitable premises, at which you must quarantine for 14 days, within a reasonable distance of the border (12 hours of driving including rest breaks and fuel stops with no overnight stays).
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days.
  • You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if eligible.
  • 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 (external link) 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 (external link).
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days. Any other person residing in that premises is also required to quarantine for 14 days, download and use G2G Now, have a COVID-19 test on day 12, and notify 13 COVID (13 26843) and provide their details. You may not be granted entry to WA if you do not have a suitable self-quarantine address available.
  • Approved travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure.
  • You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if 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 (external link).
  • 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 being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if 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

Direct international arrivals

  • You must complete 14 days of hotel quarantine upon arrival in WA at a government approved facility 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).

Indirect international arrivals

If you travel from outside of Australia to another Australian state or territory (including in transit), you will not be permitted to enter WA within 14 days of arriving in Australia unless you are an approved traveller who meets the relevant conditions of entry. 

If you are approved to enter WA within 14 days of arrival in another state you will be required to complete 14 days of hotel quarantine upon arrival in WA at a government approved facility at your own expense.

If you spend 14 days in other Australian states or territories prior to entering WA, you will be subject to the conditions of entry of the states you have travelled from or through.

Other useful resources

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Announcements

News story

Border controls strengthened with South Australia

Effective from 1.15pm Saturday 27 November, travellers from South Australia into WA must be double dose vaccinated against COVID-19, complete 14 days of self-quarantine and present for COVID-19 testing.
Page reviewed 6 December 2021