8 Nov 2021

WA To Re-Open International Travel in Jan/Feb 2022

WA Premier, Mark McGowan announced on Friday 5 November that WA will re-open its State and international borders when it expects to reach a 90% double dose vaccination rate in late January/early February 2022. 

This is a higher target vaccination rate than those set by other States such as NSW.

Mr McGowan stated that the specific re-opening date will be set once WA reaches an 80% double dose vaccination rate. Here’s what you should know.

WA’s Safe Transition Plan | Roadmap to Re-open Borders

Source: WA Government

All interstate and international arrivals must have a G2G Pass.

Interim public health and social measures will be put in place to help manage the spread of the virus in WA – including face masks for some high-risk indoor settings, proof of vaccination at large events, and contact registration at all public venues. 

The WA Government is also increasing capacity at hospitals and mandating vaccinations for required workforces. 

Preparing for Travel | Re-opening Borders 

Mr McGowan’s announcement provides greater certainty on how and when international travel will re-open in WA, enabling businesses and individuals to plan for their travel, visa and migration needs.

As double dose vaccinated arrivals will not have to quarantine, international travel will soon become less costly and time intensive. Families can also look forward to reconnecting with their loved ones. 

While the Commonwealth is yet to announce which groups will be prioritised for travel to Australia, Health Minister, Greg Hunt last month indicated this would involve the below phased approach. We will certainly keep you updated.  

Immigracious | Getting Advice on Visa and Sponsorship

The expected re-opening of WA’s international border from late January or early February is only a few months around the corner.

Some visa requirements do take several months to prepare so you may wish to get professional advice if you have upcoming travel and migration needs. 

As things are starting to re-open, you may wish to get advice on your visa and travel options so you can start getting your applications for travel prepared. 

We encourage you to contact Immigracious’ Registered Migration Agents here

You may also wish to connect with us on Facebook to keep up to date. 


Immigracious’ Registered Migration Agents
The Department of Home Affairs 
WA Government

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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