WA to reopen borders from February 5

Western Australia will reopen its borders to the rest of Australia and the world from February 5 when the state is expected to reach its 90 per cent vaccination target.

Fully vaccinated visitors from overseas will not have to quarantine but have to return a negative Covid test 72 hours before departure and take two more tests on day two and day six.

Unvaccinated visitors will need to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel or the quarantine facility in Bullsbrook, which is currently under construction.

Domestic visitors over the age of 12 will need to be fully vaccinated and return a negative Covid test 72 hours before departure.

Only the fully vaccinated can attend large scale events (over 1000 patrons) or enter the Crown complex, Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Arena and HBF Park.

Business Events Perth said it looked forward to welcoming event organisers and delegates from all over Australia and the world back to WA again.

“Our business events industry has been keeping busy at a local level these last 18 months and is primed and ready to resume hosting national and international conferences, exhibitions, and incentives,” Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said in a statement.

“Business Events Perth has supported over 350 local business events across the State in this period, so event organisers can be sure that the event experience on offer in Western Australia remains unparalleled, and delegates are sure to have an unforgettable adventure on Australia’s west coast.”