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Western Australia is further tightening its border restrictions for people arriving from New South Wales, requiring they show proof of having had least one COVID-19 vaccination.

Under the new restrictions, due to take effect today (Tues SAug 17), travellers will also need to prove a negative coronavirus test result from the previous 72 hours.

It comes as NSW recorded 452 new COVID-19 cases in the community and another death.

The new requirements imposed on travellers from NSW will also apply for people arriving from all states and territories deemed "high risk" going forward.

Under the new high-risk category requirements, travellers must:

  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure;
  • Show proof of having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Comply with the existing quarantine and testing measures.

WA is also introducing a new "extreme-risk" category for other states and territories, where it will also be mandatory for people to quarantine in a hotel and have an additional COVID test on day five.

In this situation, the only people who will be granted an exemption to come into WA will be those with certain Commonwealth, state or "specialist" functions. Click here for more info.

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