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Christmas Is Coming: WA Will Reopen Its Border To NSW And Victoria Next Week

Western Australia will reopen its borders to New South Wales and Victoria next Tuesday, December 8th, but there are still some restrictions of entry and South Australians will have to wait a little longer.

Western Australia will reopen its borders to New South Wales and Victoria next Tuesday, December 8th, but there are still some restrictions of entry and South Australians will have to wait a little longer.

Wow. Well none of us saw that coming. But we’re ecstatic it’s happened.

Get excited… Because as of next Tuesday, December 8th, Western Australia will reopen its border to New South Wales and Victoria, allowing travellers from both states to spend Christmas in the West quarantine-free and vice versa.

This is huge and welcome news in light of what had previously been forecasted from the Western Australian Government, which was loosely sometime in early 2021 for the borders to reopen.

Announcing the news in a press conference this morning, WA Premier Mark McGowan said there will still be tight restrictions in place for arriving residents from VIC and NSW, including;

  • All Perth airport arrivals must undergo a health screening and temperature test on arrival.
  • Travellers should wear a mask as directed.
  • Travellers must be prepared to take a COVID-19 test at the airport COVID clinic if deemed necessary by a health clinician.
  • Travellers must complete a G2G pass declaration stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been in for the past 14 days.
  • Travellers must confirm they have not knowingly mixed with anyone from South Australia.
  • Land arrivals will be met at the border checkpoint for health screening and to have their G2G pass declaration checked.

Residents from Queensland, Tasmania, NT and The ACT can already enter Western Australia without having to quarantine as long as they complete a G2 Pass before arrival.

Residents from South Australia or anyone who has been in South Australia in the last 14 days prior to arrival will still need to self-quarantine at suitable premises for 14 days on arrival. If a suitable premise is not available, you will be directed to a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense.

A decision on lifting the restrictions for South Australians is expected on December 11th.

For all of Western Australia’s current border restrictions, head to: www.wa.gov.au