The WA Government is “doubling down” on its tough measures for interstate travellers, requiring all passengers from Victoria be tested for coronavirus at the airport while considering further restrictions on travellers from New South Wales.
- Victorian arrivals will be tested at Perth Airport and again 10 days later
- 29,000 exemptions for travel from Victoria to WA have been cancelled
- An 11th passenger from a flight from London via Dubai has tested positive
WA Health Minister Roger Cook said from tomorrow, passengers from Victoria would be swabbed at the terminal before being allowed to collect their luggage.
He said the new rule was in addition to a requirement for all Victorian arrivals to be tested on day 11 of their mandatory quarantine period in WA.
“This means that we are doubling down on limiting any potential spread of the virus from Victoria,” he said.
Mr Cook said since entry requirements were tightened at the weekend, 29,000 travel exemptions had been cancelled for people seeking to enter WA from Victoria.
“We are obviously taking a very tough stance in relation to people travelling from Victoria and we make no apology for that,” he said.
Western Australia has recorded one new case of coronavirus, a 10-year-old boy who is in hotel quarantine in Perth after travelling from London via Dubai.
He is the 11th passenger from that flight to test positive to COVID-19.
WA watching NSW outbreak ‘very carefully’
Mr Cook said the WA Government was watching the coronavirus situation in New South Wales “very carefully”.
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“At the moment the outbreak there is a tight cluster around that specific