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WA to relax hard COVID-19 border with Queensland, Victoria within days

WA will relax its hard border with Queensland and Victoria from next week.

From midnight on Monday, February 1, Queensland will be moved to the "very-low-risk" category, WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced.

Victoria will follow from midnight on Friday, February 5.

It means travellers will no longer have to complete 14 days of self-quarantine after arriving in WA, but will still have to complete a G2G pass declaration, including stating which jurisdictions they have been in during the preceding two weeks and whether they have any COVID-19 symptoms.

New South Wales will remain in the "low-risk" category, meaning travellers will still have to self-quarantine on arrival.

More cases of new COVID-19 strains
Western Australia recorded three new coronavirus cases overnight, but all were in hotel quarantine.

Mr McGowan also said genome sequencing tests had detected another two cases of the more virulent strains of COVID-19, bringing to seven the number of such cases in WA hotel quarantine.

"The fact we continue to record cases of COVID-19 and the new variant strains in hotel quarantine only enforces the need for us to take nothing for granted in the fight to keep COVID-19 out of our community," the Premier said.

 
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