WA Have Tightened Border Restrictions Following SA Outbreak
SA travellers must quarantine
Following South Australia announcing their covid-19 lockdown, WA have tightened their border restrictions.
WA Health officials have announced that anyone travelling from SA to WA from July 8th will be forced to self-quarantine for two weeks and will be required to receive a Covid test upon arrival in WA and on day 12 of self-quarantine.
In addition, anyone who has visited any of the listed SA exposure sites at the affected times, will be required to quarantine for 14 days, come forward for a test within 48 hours of arrival and again after 12 days.
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Despite the recent outbreak, SA are considered 'low-risk' under the state's controlled border, along with ACT, while QLD, NSW and VIC are considered 'medium risk' and TAS and the NT are consider 'low-risk'.
As the Covid-19 situation escalates quickly throughout SA, WA Premier Mark McGowan said the snap decision to tighten border restrictions to SA are necessary for the good of the state.
"Western Australia's controlled border arrangements are instrumental in keeping our community safe," Premier McGowan said.
"These changes will no doubt be disruptive and cause frustration but we need to do everything necessary to lock out this virus, especially when there are numerous Delta variant outbreaks on the eastern seaboard."
The Premier urges any WA residents in South Australia to return home as soon as possible.
"I urge any Western Australian that has recently travelled to South Australia to come home immediately — as the hard border may need to return if the situation escalates further."
- WA Premier Mark McGowan
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