The government announced it will double the number of people allowed to enter the country, with the vaccination rate in Western Australia set at 70 percent
The government expects 70 percent of people over the age of 12 in Western Australia to receive both doses of the vaccine by the end of this month. Therefore, the government has decided to double the number of international travelers allowed to enter the state from abroad.
Currently, 265 people a week come to Western Australia from abroad. In addition, Premier Mark McGowan announced that this will be increased to 530.
Foreign travelers are required to quarantine at a government-appointed hotel for 14 days. All passengers must be inspected. Meanwhile, international travelers arriving in New South Wales, Victoria, and ACT must apply for a G2G pass. This must be 14 days after completing the quarantine. It will only be allowed to reach Western Australia once it is received.
The Premier pointed out that traveling abroad via Sydney from Western Australia and not trying to reach the state after returning to Sydney would increase the risk to the community. However, he acknowledged that these situations will be only for a few days, the state is on its way to overcoming the crisis.
More relaxations in Queensland
With the vaccination rate in the state reaching 80 percent, the government has announced more concessions for those who receive both doses of the vaccine
The government expects the vaccination rate to reach 80 percent by December 17. With this, businesses and the hospitality sector can operate without restrictions.
In addition, the first dose vaccination rate in the state will reach 80 percent this week. With this, wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory. Moreover, The government said 79.6 percent of people in the state had received the first dose of the vaccine. 67.4 percent received both doses of the vaccine