WA eases border restrictions with Queensland

Queenslanders will again be allowed to freely travel to Western Australia without going into quarantine from tomorrow.

The Sunshine State is being reclassified as “very low risk” and therefore the WA Government has decided to ease the border from 12.01am on Wednesday, October 27.

Queensland was due to be reclassified on Friday, but the move was put on hold after a COVID-19 scare involving an unvaccinated Uber driver on the Gold Coast.


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“Updated expert health advice provided today has now confirmed that the reclassification can proceed,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Western Australia’s border controls are safe and sensible, allowing WA to remain open without importing the virus from high-risk locations like New South Wales and Victoria,” he continued.

“With the inclusion of Queensland as a ‘very low risk’ jurisdiction about 10 million Australians are free to come and go from WA, quarantine-free.”

Under the change, travellers to WA from Queensland will no longer need to self-quarantine on arrival.

However, people will still need to complete a G2G Pass declaration before taking off and undergo a health screening upon arrival.