WA issues new health advice for travelers returning from South Australia

WA Health has updated its advice for travelers who have recently returned from South Australia, following the detection of new COVID cases there.

South Australia’s border with the eastern states reopened three days ago.

On Friday, SA Health reported two new COVID cases, a man and a woman in their 20s who had tested positive after arriving off the highway.

As SA is now open to states with COVID cases, Western Australia on Friday imposed new rules for arrivals from that state.

Anyone who has been to a location of direct or accidental exposure in SA during the relevant times must be tested within 48 hours and self-quarantine for 14 days.

Three cases of COVID-19 have been reported in South Australia since the borders reopened on Tuesday. Credit: MONKEY

On day 12, they also have to undergo another COVID test.

Anyone who has been to a low-risk location for incidental contact exposure in SA should monitor their health and get tested if they develop COVID symptoms.

Adelaide Airport is subject to multiple exposure times, locations and classifications.

The full list of exposure locations in SA can be found here.

“Anyone who has recently arrived from SA and has not visited any of the sites listed should present themselves for COVID-19 testing if they develop symptoms and continue to monitor the list of exposure sites, which is updated regularly,” said WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan on Twitter on Friday.

A list of WA COVID test clinics can be found here.

South Australia reached its target of 80 percent of complete vaccinations for people aged 16 and older on Friday.


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