Western Australia reimposes home quarantine for Queensland arrivals

Western Australia reimposes home quarantine for Queensland arrivals

Travellers form Queensland into Western Australia will now need to quarantine for two weeks at home as ‘low risk’ border restrictions are reimposed on the Sunshine State.

It comes as QLD opens its borders to travellers from the entire country today, provided they are fully vaccinated and have had a negative COVID-19 result in the 72 hours prior to travel.

Based on the latest health advice, WA has transitioned QLD from a ‘very low risk’ jurisdiction to a ‘low risk’ jurisdiction, which permits travel subject to the following strict conditions:

  • provide proof of being double dose vaccinated against COVID-19 (if eligible)
  • present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 12
  • self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises
  • complete a G2G Pass declaration prior to arrival, stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been in the previous 14 days
  • land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint for a health screening and to have their G2G Pass checked before proceeding to their self-quarantine.  

“Anyone who arrived in WA between Wednesday 1 December and 12:01am, Monday 13 December, and has been at the listed Queensland exposure sites at the specified times between Wednesday 1 December and 12:01am, Monday 13 December, is required to self-quarantine for 14 days and be tested immediately (within 48 hours) and at day 12,” the Western Australian government said.

“Recent arrivals into WA from Queensland who have not been to any exposure sites are advised to get tested if they develop any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19.”

The move from WA comes after QLD eased its border restrictions overnight, following the state achieving 80 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated.

As of 1am this morning, the state reopened to travellers from hotspots in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria.

Travel into the state is conditional on being fully vaccinated, receipt of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival into QLD, and agreeing to get another COVID test on day five following arrival.

For those who have not been in a hotspot in the last 14 days, there are no restrictions on entry into QLD.

Updated at 10.03am AEDT on 13 December 2021.

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