Western Australia has told any South Australians who are entering the state they must now self-isolate for 14 days.

Arrivals will also be told to take a test on arrival, or the following day if arriving by road, and on their 11th day of self isolation.

The move comes after 3 community transmission cases were discovered in the state.

The following changes for South Australian travellers will come into effect from today.

  • Anyone arriving from South Australia at Perth Airport will now be tested for COVID-19 on arrival (or within 24 hours of their arrival at another COVID clinic) and given a direction to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises.
  • These arrivals must also be tested for COVID-19 on day 11.
  • Anyone arriving via road from South Australia will be given a direction to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises and be required to take a COVID-19 test on day two and day 11.
  • Any SA arrivals earlier today and yesterday, via road or air, will be contacted by WA officials and will be required to take a COVID-19 test in the next 48 hours. Those travellers must self-quarantine until the test results are returned.

WA’s Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson said “We will monitor the position in South Australia very closely and will strengthen measures if required.

“We understand these changes will cause frustration for many people, but these steps are being taken on the best health advice to protect everyone.

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“The State Government thanks all arrivals for their patience and understanding.”