Western Australia’s hard border is set to open next week, but several requirements are in place depending on where you’re travelling to or from and your vaccination status.

The state’s border opening was set back by almost a month from the original date after the state government cited fears of low booster vaccination rates.

At the current pace, WA is on track to reach a 70 per cent third dose vaccination rate of its eligible 16+ population by next Thursday, March 3.

But the lifting of the state’s hard border doesn’t mean the rules will change back to how they were before the pandemic started.

What do I need to travel into WA from March 3?

The borders will be open for all travellers, but you will still need a registered G2G pass to enter the state, even if you’re a returning West Australian.

You won’t need a travel exemption, but you will need to be fully vaccinated.

A woman hands over her ID and proof of vaccine on her iPhone to a security guard
Most travellers arriving into WA will need to prove they are fully vaccinated.(ABC News: Keane Bourke)

Interstate arrivals will need to be triple-dose vaccinated if eligible, which means anyone 16 years and older will need to have their booster shot.

But most international travellers will only need two doses of an approved vaccine, as they fall under Commonwealth government requirements rather than state rules.



Source link