On February 5, 2022, Western Australia will open its doors again to domestic and international tourists, with a few caveats.
Premier Mark McGowan has based that date on the assumption that 90% of state’s population 12 and over will be double vaccinated.
Interstate travellers 12 and older will need to be fully vaccinated, and if their trip into WA is for six days or more, they must return a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel and undertake another test within 48 hours of arrival.
If the trip to WA is for five days or less, travellers will not need to undertake any tests on arrival.
With regional areas like the Pilbara and Kimberley lagging behind in vaccination rates, McGowan recently clarified extra rules for those areas:
“If those regions do not reach at least 80% by February 5, they will be subject to enhanced public health measures,” he said.
Those measures would include:
– Proof of vaccination at pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, bottle shops, indoor entertainment venues and gyms
– Mask-wearing at other indoor venues, such as supermarkets and roadhouses
– No air travel allowed into the region without proof of vaccination for people aged 12 and over