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  • WA’s controversial hard border will come down on November 14, Premier Mark McGowan confirmed today
  • It means visitors from “low risk” states can enter Australia’s west without having to quarantine from mid-November
  • Even so, travellers from New South Wales and Victoria — states which are still dealing with locally-acquired Covid-19 cases — must self-quarantine
  • Those travelling to Western Australia after the hard border is eased may need to get their temperature checked at the airport, or even take a Covid test
  • The announcement comes after Queensland relaxed some of its border restrictions with parts of New South Wales earlier today

WA’s controversial hard border will come down on November 14, Premier Mark McGowan confirmed today.

The Labour leader met with the State Disaster Council before the weekend to discuss the latest public health data, which is yet to be released.

It means visitors from “low risk” states can enter Australia’s west without having to quarantine from mid-November.

Even so, there’ll still be restrictions tied to the WA border. Travellers from New South Wales and Victoria — states which are still dealing with locally-acquired Covid-19 cases — must self-quarantine.

Those travelling to Western Australia after the hard border is eased may need to get their temperature checked at the airport, or even take a Covid test.

“Behind our hard border we began to safely ease restrictions within our state to open up our economy,” Premier Mark McGowan said today.

“Western Australia’s hard border has and will only ever be in place to protect the health of all Western Australians. I cannot stress that enough,” he continued.

The announcement comes after Queensland relaxed some of its border restrictions with parts of New South Wales earlier today.

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