21 FEBRUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 21 FEBRUARY 2022

Western Australia to open

The state’s decision to reopen its borders on 3 March comes as the rest of Australia prepares to reopen to international arrivals on Monday (21 February) for the first time in nearly two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Where this leaves Qantas remains to be seen as its popular non-stop route to London is scheduled to go via Darwin until June (see Darwin on the map in this week’s BTN).
International travellers to Western Australia must be fully vaccinated and take a lateral flow test within 12 hours of arrival and report any positive result. They must also apply for mandatory registration and declaration form.

Western Australia’s Government will provide international arrivals with one lateral flow test from 3 March to meet its entry controls.

The state’s premier Mark McGowan said: “We held back Omicron as much as we could, and this time bought us the best chance to vaccinate our children and bring the third dose rate up as high as we can.

“The third dose rate has jumped from 25% when we announced the border delay and is now on track to reach 70% when the full border opening is implemented.”


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