Western Australia lifts testing requirement for international arrivals

International arrivals into Western Australia will no longer be required to test on arrival as part of a wider easing of curbs in the state.

In line with national guidelines, all travellers will still be required to be fully vaccinated.

The wider easing includes the removal of a mask mandate in addition to social distancing and Covid passes for hospitality venues.

Western Australia has maintained some of the strictest restrictions in the country as it emerges from the Covid pandemic.

Nick Hughes, interim sales and marketing director at Gold Medal, welcomed the news.

“There has been significant demand for Western Australia since February when the border [opening] was announced,” he said.

“Australia overall has performed well but in recent weeks we’ve seen enquiries for Perth overtake Melbourne and Brisbane with some significant sales like an £18,000 package, showing holiday makers are booking as well as VFR, and treating themselves to higher value experiences and longer stays.”

He added: “Demand is concentrated around Christmas but we are starting to see some strong numbers into 2023 with motorhomes and trains like the Indian Pacific booking well.”

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