WA's Updated Safe Transition Plan- Borders Remain Closed

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 9:02:02 AM

The new hard border settings will allow for more safe, compassionate travel and the return of West Australians from Saturday, 5 February 2022.

From 12:01am on Saturday February 5, a new hard border will be in place with a focus on both safety and compassion. 

Under the new hard border settings, approved travellers are permitted to enter WA, or leave WA and return, with testing and quarantine requirements under the new expanded exemption criteria: 

  • Returning Western Australians, with strong recent connections or direct legitimate family connections with WA;
  • Compassionate grounds including funeral, palliative care or terminally ill visitations;
  • Member of the family of an approved traveller;
  • People entering for urgent and essential medical treatment; 
  • Reasons of national and state security;
  • Commonwealth and State officials, Members of Parliament Diplomats;
  • Provision of specialist skills not available in WA, health services, emergency service workers;
  • People required to attend court matters, judicial officers and staff of court, tribunals and commissions; and 
  • Special considerations and extraordinary circumstances determined by the State Emergency Coordinator or Chief Health Officer.

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