Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has finally set a date for the State’s reopening of its borders to the rest of world – February 5, 2022.
The announcement came as WA ticked over the 80 per cent vaccination milestone for people over 12.
The State Government is cautiously optimistic that the 90 per cent vaccination rate for over-12’s will be reached by then, however the opening up date is now set.
The list of regulations that are part of the announcement can be seen via Premier McGowan’s Facebook update below, including details such as interstate travellers needing to provide a proof of vaccination and returning a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel i.e. after returning home.
International travellers won’t need to quarantine if they’ve been vaccinated, but will need a negative test before departing and on arrival.
Both Premier McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook warned that we will need to prepare for the reality that COVID-19 will be in the community.
They also urged people to get their booster shot as soon as they were eligible.
More to come.