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Western Australia to tighten COVID-19 border restrictions

Western Australia will require anyone entering from New South Wales, Victoria or the ACT to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from this Friday.

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced the “important change” at a press conference this morning, after releasing a statement about the change on social media yesterday.

Mr McGowan said he thought requiring a full vaccination status to enter states would soon become the norm for domestic travel within Australia.

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“From 5 November, approved travellers from the ACT, NSW and Victoria will be required to be fully vaccinated to travel to Western Australia, in addition to meeting other existing requirements for travel,” he said.

“Moving forward, this requirement will apply for travel through WA’s controlled border for any jurisdiction classified as ‘low’, ‘medium’, ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ risk.”


WA currently classifies Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory as “‘very low risk’.

Mr McGowan also announced WA would be able to get booster COVID-19 vaccinations from tomorrow.

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