COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled interstate border

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

Last updated: 18 January 2021 at 11:20am

Effective 12.01am, Monday, January 18, travel from Victoria is permitted, subject to 14 days of self-quarantine and COVID-19 testing. See the announcement for more information.

Western Australia's border arrangement

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

Interstate travel is permitted into and around WA, 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 states and territories, and will advise the WA Government if any changes to our borders are required to keep Western Australians protected.

State-by-state

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 state or territory. Travellers from medium risk states and territories are not permitted to enter unless exempt.

Very low risk states and territories

(No community cases in at least 28 days)

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.
  • Travellers from very low risk states and territories are not required to quarantine.

Travellers from a very low risk state or territory who have knowingly had contact with a person from a medium or low risk state or territory in the 14 days before travelling will be subject to the same quarantine conditions as that person from the higher risk classification and must self-quarantine for 14 days when returning to WA.

Low risk states and territories

    (Less than 5 community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average)

    • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
    • You should wear a mask as directed.
    • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
    • 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 present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 if still in WA.

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

    Medium risk states and territories

    • You are not permitted to enter without an exemption 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 are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 11 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 low risk states and territories are encouraged to download and use the app.

    International arrivals

    • You must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at your own expense.
    • You will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine.

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    Page reviewed 18 January 2021