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Latest news: Border restrictions

WA to tighten COVID restrictions, 1140 new cases, 11 in hospital

Western Australia will move to the nation's toughest COVID-19 public health restrictions despite having just 11 people in hospital with the virus.

WA halving quarantine as Omicron spreads

Western Australia will take another tentative step towards living with COVID-19 by halving quarantine periods for close contacts.

WA border delay makes ‘little difference’

Western Australia faces a peak of 430 hospitalisations and 43 people in intensive care at the peak of its Omicron wave, according to independent modelling.

McGowan breaks promise to reopen WA border

Western Australia's hard borders will remain in place indefinitely after Premier Mark McGowan backflipped on plans to implement a COVID-19 transition plan.

Updated: ACT travel restrictions explained

Here are the current ACT travel restrictions in place for the rest of Australia and New Zealand.

Western Australia borders to begin easing on 5 February

Western Australia will begin to ease its hard borders on 5 February, finally reconnecting the state to the rest of nation.

Victoria border exemptions ‘unjust’, ‘inhumane’

An investigation into Victoria's border exemption scheme has found just eight per cent of applications were approved and many never made it to a decision-maker.

South Australia to open borders from next month

South Australia will remove all domestic border restrictions from November 23 for travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Victoria relaxes border restrictions with NSW

Fully vaccinated people from NSW will be allowed to enter Victoria without quarantining from next week.

Queensland hints at border opening before Christmas

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has again hinted that the state borders could reopen to COVID-19 hotspots before Christmas.

Freedom for some, confusion for most and border communities in the dark

Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain on the NSW freedoms and the ongoing confusion and frustration by Eden-Monaro border communities.

Victoria to wind back ACT, NSW border restrictions

Victoria is easing its COVID-19 border restrictions with NSW and the ACT, opening the door for more stranded residents