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COVID-19: Borders are down! Western Australia and Queensland relax borders

COVID-19: Borders are down! Western Australia and Queensland relax borders

Nearly all Australian domestic borders are down, which is good for tourism and good for everyone!

Hurrah!

Western Australia

From Tuesday 8 December 2020, with the exception of South Australia (SA), you can travel to Western Australia (WA) from all states, including Victoria and New South Wales, as they have now been classified as ‘very low risk’, rather than the previous ‘low-risk’.

What you need to do if entering from all other states beside SA

To gain entry to WA, you will need to do a couple of things

There’s also an App for that: The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you are in WA. As a travellers from a low-risk state or territory you are encouraged to download and use the App.

What South Australians have to do

South Australia is to be categorised as ‘low risk’, subject to no further outbreaks from Friday 11 December.

This means that if you are travelling to WA from SA which is classified as ‘low-risk’ then as well as the above, you will need to quarantine and test:

  • If you have suitable premises, enter self-quarantine for 14 days. If not, you will be directed to enter a Government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
  • You must present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 if still in WA.

The fine print

You must also keep the following in mind otherwise you might get a nasty quarantine surprise:

Travellers from a very low-risk state or territory who have knowingly had contact with a person from a medium or low-risk state or territory in the 14 days before travelling will be subject to the same quarantine conditions as that person and must self-quarantine for 14 days when returning to WA.

WA.Gov.au website

For all the information as well as some downloadable PDF’s head over to the WA Government page.

Queensland

Is open to all states as they are adding South Australia from 1am Saturday, 12 December.

You will still need to apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass to enter – and that does not guarantee entry. You can read the full information here.

2PAXfly Takeout

We are nearly at peak internal border lowering! Just need to get SA down to ‘very low risk’ and we will be there.

The collective tourist industry as well as, Jayne Hrdlicka, Alan Joyce, Neville Howell (COO of REX) and finally Scott McMillan (MD of Alliance Airlines) all sigh with relief that domestic air travel is almost back to normal.

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