30 April 2021

The ACT Government has updated travel requirements after the WA Government announced an easing of restrictions applying to the Perth and Peel regions.

The updated Public Health (COVID-19 Areas of Concern) Notice will take effect from 12.00pm (AEST) Friday 30 April.

This means anyone in Perth or Peel regions will be able to travel to the ACT without the need to fill out a declaration from 12.00pm (AEST) today.  However, Public Health requirements remain in place for those people who have been to identified exposure sites in WA and Melbourne.

People proposing to travel to the ACT who will arrive after 12.00pm today must do the following:

  • If you have been in a casual contact exposure site (for both ACT and non-ACT residents) – you must get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.
  • If you are an ACT resident who has been to a close contact exposure site – you need to contact ACT Health on (02) 5124 6209, quarantine for 14 days (commencing from the date of exposure) and get tested for COVID-19.
  • If you are a non-ACT resident who has been to a close contact exposure site – you must not enter the ACT unless you have obtained an exemption before arriving.

The ACT Public Health (COVID-19 Areas of Concern) Notice 2021 is regularly updated on the ACT COVID-19 website as new COVID-19 exposure sites are identified. Please continue checking to see if you have been to a COVID-19 exposure site.

This situation is a reminder that COVID-19 is still with us. Please remember that things can change quickly and regularly check the public health advice in the state or territory you are or were visiting.

Please continue to keep Canberra safe and strong by:

  • physically distancing from people you do not know
  • practising careful hand and respiratory hygiene
  • staying home if unwell
  • getting tested for COVID-19 if experiencing even mild COVID-like symptoms
  • using the Check In CBR app when out and about for contact tracing purposes.