LATEST INFORMATION ON COVID-19, 13 JANUARY 2021
Intrastate and Interstate travel, restrictions and changes to WA border arrangements
We encourage everyone to stay up-to-date with the changing conditions as a result of COVID-19, here's some useful sources of information about travelling to Western Australia:
Travelling to and around Western Australia
- Interstate travel is permitted into and around WA, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact within the 14 days prior to travel. They are also subject to conditions, including completing a G2G PASS declaration prior to entry. For latest updates see here
Access into remote Aboriginal communities will remain prohibited. To help keep remote Aboriginal communities safe from COVID-19, there are strict travel restrictions in place. Some remote Aboriginal communities have applied for exclusions from the travel restrictions and they, or their amenities, are open to visitors. Find out more information here.
Plan your trip well in advance before you leave home so that you know which remote Aboriginal communities are open, and to ensure you have enough food, water and fuel to avoid stopping in Aboriginal communities that are closed to visitors.
The WA Government understands these changes will cause frustration for many people, but these steps are being taken on the best health advice to protect everyone.
- Find out about COVID-19 coronavirus measures and restrictions, and what they mean for you: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-community-advice#interstate-regional-travel
International travellers to Australia
- To find the latest updates and travel advice on travel to and in Australia: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus
- More information and advice for international travellers can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers
ADVICE IN OTHER LANGUAGES
- A list of resources about COVID-19 coronavirus in other languages other than English. The resources include fact sheets, guidelines and other publications: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-advice-other-languages
All international cruise ships have been banned from sailing into or out of Australian ports for 30 days, from March 15, 2020.
Visit the smartraveller website for more information.
The Premier has authorised the WA Police Commissioner to stop any non-Australians cruise passengers who arrive at WA ports from disembarking the ship. Those people will be required to stay on the ship, until arrangements have been made for them to be privately transported to the airport to fly to their home country. These orders will be made under the Emergency Management Act.
Information and guidance is available from the World Health Organisation.
The Australian Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health are the leading agencies for information about COVID-19 in WA.
You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
The WA Government website is also a good source of information.
Federal Government apps
For the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies go here.