New controlled interstate border, effective 14 November
Pending ongoing health advice, from 12:01am on Saturday, 14 November, Western Australia’s new controlled interstate border will come into effect.
Under this system, travel from ‘very low risk’ states and territories will be permitted, with conditions on arrival including declarations, health screening and possible COVID-19 testing. These jurisdictions currently include Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory because they have had no community cases for more than 28 days.
Travel from ‘low risk’ states and territories is also permitted, with similar conditions on arrival, in addition to 14 days of self-quarantine and a mandatory Day 11 COVID-19 test. These jurisdictions currently include New South Wales and Victoria because they have less than five community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average.
Failure to follow these directions or providing false information will be enforceable by law, with penalties ranging from $1,000 infringements, to up to $50,000 fines for individuals.
More information on WA’s controlled interstate border can be found at www.wa.gov.au/covid19