After seven months, WA’s hard border will… soften.
Premier Mark McGowan made the announcement on Friday afternoon.
From 12.01am on Saturday, November 14, the hard border will make way for a ‘Controlled Interstate Border’.
Under this system, travellers considered ‘low risk’ will be allowed to enter the state on strict conditions, including GTG declarations, temperature tests and possible COVID-19 testing
These jurisdictions currently include Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory because they have had no community cases for more than 28 days.
Travellers from New South Wales and Victoria are also permitted but because they have less than five community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average, they still need to self-quarantine for 14 days and have a mandatory Day 11 COVID-19 test.
Failure to follow these directions or providing false information will be enforceable by law, with penalties ranging from $1,000 infringements, to up to $50,000 fines for individuals.
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