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Good News: Western Australia Reopens To New South Wales

New South Wales residents are now able to enter Western Australia without having to quarantine for the first time since before Christmas.

New South Wales residents are now able to enter Western Australia without having to quarantine for the first time since before Christmas.

It’s a good day in WA… with NSW residents now being able to enter the state without needing to quarantine.

This will be the first time NSW residents have been allowed quarantine-free travel to WA since before the Sydney Northern Beaches outbreak in December.

It’s time for friends and families to reunite and a great excuse to book that ‘Holiday Here This Year’ trip that you’ve been dreaming of.

The Kimberleys… Esperance… Ningaloo Reef… Fremantle… Rottnest… Broome…. where’s calling you?

What’s the deal?

Western Australia

NSW has now gone 29 consecutive days of no new locally acquired cases, which means that the state is now in the “very low risk” category.

This means the two-week mandatory quarantine for NSW residents entering WA has now been axed, however, there are still some conditions.

These include:

  • Completing a G2G PASS registration and declaration pre-travel.
  • Complete a health screening on arrival at Perth Airport.
  • G2G PASS to be scanned at the airport exit.

READ: Digital Health Passports: Will Travellers Be Required To Prove Immunity?

VIC hard border extended

Victoria

Western Australia has extended its hard border with Victoria until at least 12:01am on Thursday 18 February.

This decision follows the Holiday Inn outbreak in VIC that lead to the state being put into a ‘short, sharp circuit-breaker” lockdown for five days, on Friday.

READ: Victoria 5 Day Circuit Breaker Lockdown Begins 11:59 Tonight

Over in Western Australia, life returned to some kind of normality, with residents no longer required to wear face masks and venue capacity rules removed.

WA has reported zero community cases since a hotel quarantine worker resulted in a lockdown for Perth, earlier this month.