WA eases travel restrictions with Vic, QLD

Travellers from Queensland and Victoria will no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival in Western Australia from next week.

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says WA will relax coronavirus border restrictions with both states.

Victorians will not have to self-isolate on arriving in WA from next Friday, with the state designated “very low risk” from that time.

From 12.01am on Monday, Queensland arrivals will also be downgraded to a “very low risk” category.

But travellers entering WA must be prepared to take a COVID test, and undergo health screening, as well as complete a declaration about where they have come from.

NSW will be rated a low risk, with arrivals still required to self-quarantine for two weeks and undergo a COVID test.

WA has recorded no community cases of the virus in the past 24 hours, marking nearly ten months without a virus case in the WA community.

But three cases have been detected in hotel quarantine in the past 24 hours.

Two of those cases are of the new variant strains of the virus, making a total of seven variant strain cases in the quarantine system.

© AAP 2021