LATEST INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
29 May 2020
On 11 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic.
Australia has in place strict measures aimed at protecting Australians and visitors to our country from the coronavirus.
Interstate and international travel
A hard border closure preventing people entering Western Australia from other States and Territories within Australia, is now in place. There will be exemptions to include people who work in areas such as health services, emergency service workers or transport, freight and logistics and compassionate grounds. Read more in the Premier's media statement or on the State Government website.
From 21:00 AEDT, 20 March, 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. For the latest information relating to travel in Australia see the Department of Home Affairs website.
To find out about any flight cancellations please check with individual airlines.
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.