Victoria will immediately transition from a ‘very low risk’ to a ‘low risk’ to WA following the latest health advice.
Travellers who have been in Victoria or have travelled through Victoria can now only enter WA subject to the following conditions:
- present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 11
- self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premise
- complete a G2G Pass declaration, stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions the traveller has been in over the previous 14 days
- land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint for a health screening and to have their G2G Pass declaration checked before proceeding to a self-quarantine premise.
Virgin flight VA681 from Melbourne touched down in Perth just after 1.30pm this afternoon.
Another Virgin flight VA9001, understood to be carrying the Geelong Cats touched down at 2.52pm.
Ryan Daniels tweeted a short time ago that the game with Freo slated tomorrow night will still go ahead at Optus Stadium, with a crowd:
As announced by WA Police just now. https://t.co/twkckyvbdg
— Ryan Daniels (@FootyRhino) July 14, 2021
Victoria joins the ACT as a ‘low risk’ area, while NSW and Qld remain at ‘medium risk’. All other areas are classified as ‘very low risk’.
“With the NSW outbreak spreading to Victoria, adjustments to our border with Victoria need to take effect immediately,” Acting Premier Stephen Dawson said.
“Western Australia has always taken an extra cautious approach to its border controls and this has proven effective in keeping WA safe from COVID-19.
“The WA Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor and review border controls to determine if any further adjustments can be made in the future.”