30 October 2020

WA opens border to Canberra

| Dominic Giannini
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Western Australia will ease its border restrictions on 14 November. Photo: Region Media.

Western Australia will ease its border restrictions to “low-risk” jurisdictions, including the ACT, from 14 November.

This will allow people in low-risk states to enter Western Australia without undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Low-risk jurisdictions are classified as having had no local transmission of COVID-19 in the preceding 28 days.

Travellers will still be subject to some requirements, including COVID-19 testing at the airport.

“In line with the latest advice from the Chief Health Officer, I can announce that WA will soon cautiously transition towards a controlled interstate border – pending ongoing health advice and case numbers interstate,” Premier Mark McGowan said on Twitter.

“The time is right, the conditions are right, and I’m confident our controlled border arrangement will strike the right balance.

“I will also have no hesitation to reintroduce our hard border in the future if that’s what’s needed to keep us safe.”

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