COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Western Australia, Australia (15 April Update)

Can a resident enter the state?

  • Yes

  • Residents who have entered Australia or are travelling from other states are allowed to enter.

Can a non-resident enter the state?

  • Yes

  • Non-residents are allowed to enter if they have already entered Australia through compliance with the country entry requirements or are arriving from other states.

Is a COVID-19 test required on the day of arrival at the state border?

  • Yes with exceptions.

  • All permitted travellers to Western Australia from COVID-19 low-risk and medium-risk zones will have to undergo testing after arrival into the state. Travellers from other states who are considered very low risk and who develop symptoms within 14 days of arrival must also get tested.

Is a COVID-19 test certificate required to enter?

  • No

  • Test certificate is not required to enter the state.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Travellers coming from the low-risk states and medium risk states must undergo quarantine for 14 days. However, travellers from very low-risk states are not required to undergo quarantine upon arrival.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between ‘0’ and ‘14’ days in quarantine.

Is a vaccination required to enter the state?

  • No

  • Vaccination is not required to enter Western Australia.

Entry form required?

  • Yes.

  • Travellers entering Western Australia must apply via the G2G pass app before one week. Application link can be found here

Recommended border app

  • No

  • The travellers who will be in quarantine upon arrival must download G2G tracing app. The download link can be found here

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Airports are open. Commercial flights are operating.

  • People must wear a mask at airports or on domestic or international flights.

Restrictions on crossing the state border

  • Minimal

  • The state border is open to all states and territories.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • There is no curfew in place.

Restrictions on travel within the state

  • Minimal

  • There are no restrictions on travel within the state.

Social restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Entertainment venues such as zoos and museums are open.

  • Educations institutes are open.

  • All sports and recreation have resumed.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Retail shops are open

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Hotels and other accommodation facilities can operate if there’s no more than 1 person per 2 square metres. If there are more than 500 people at these facilities in public areas, staff are included in this density limit. Staff are not included in this limit at any other facility.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes.

  • Places of worship can operate with full capacity.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants can only open for seated eating and drinking, standing is not allowed.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Cafes, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, standing is not allowed.

Events allowed?

  • Yes

  • At weddings, up to 1 person per 2 square metres or 500 people can attend a wedding whichever is greater. People at weddings must wear masks.

  • At funerals, up to 1 person per 2 square metres or 500 people can attend a funeral whichever is greater. People at funerals must wear masks. However, they can take off their masks to eat and drink.

Masks required in public?

  • No with exceptions

  • Masks are currently mandatory.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing across the country. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves, sometimes with little or no notice. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, distancing.