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Loophole discovered in WA quarantine requirements for international arrivals

Travellers looking to avoid hotel quarantine in Western Australia can now sneak in round the back. But why would you? Who doesn’t love the little shampoos and soaps they give you?

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Hotels

Club Med’s Pacific boss speak out against WA’s delayed reopening

The kings of the all-inclusive holidays have signalled their support for WA’s travel agent community, blowing a big raspberry in Premier McGowan’s direction.

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“Unfortunately, the world changed”: McGowan suspends WA border reopening indefinitely

The western state will be keeping its borders firmly closed, as Premier Mark McGowan buys more time to bolster citizens against a “flood of the disease”.

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Queensland throws away border restrictions as WA brings in home quarantine

The team at Travel Weekly have a running bet about which border update will be announced next. The most money is on either QLD or NSW shutting the borders to each other depending on how State of Origin goes.

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Destinations

WA tightens entry restrictions after launching new international tourism campaign

by Ali Coulton

Just days after revealing the state’s opening date, Marky Mark McGowan appears to be having what we hope is a last hurrah before welcoming back tourists.

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Tourism

WA border to open 5 February as premier McGowan announces vaccine milestone

For the first time in almost two years, West Australia will reopen its border to the rest of the world on the 5th of February.

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Destinations

“A new chapter”: WA pencils in long-awaited reopening for early next year

According to Marky Mark McGowan, the plan is based on extensive modelling. However, this doesn’t mean the WA premier has been practising his best Blue Steel pose, much to our disappointment.

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Destinations

WA to ease border restrictions with NSW, impose mandatory vax policy for states with transmission and (finally) roll out COVID roadmap

The coming days will be a bit of a big deal for Western Australia, with a spate of major changes coming into place alongside what we expect to be a hefty reopening roadmap.

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Destinations

WA lets slip plan to mandate COVID-19 jabs for all interstate travellers

Mark McGowan has been forced to do a bit of explaining after WA’s health department appeared to accidentally release details of its mandatory vaccine plan for all interstate visitors.

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Destinations

Qld’s Deputy Premier says COVID roadmap never required borders to open at 80pc vax rate

by Ali Coulton

The ongoing feud between Queensland’s 2IC and the PM has taken another interesting turn, with Steven Miles accusing ScoMo of being misleading about the restart plan.

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Travel Agents

WA travel agents now able to apply for their share of $16.8m support fund

With the WA government posting a whopping $5.6 billion surplus in FY21, we reckon Mark McGowan won’t even notice a few mill gone from his war chest.

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Destinations

Frydenberg threatens to cut economic support for WA if it doesn’t stick to National Cabinet’s reopening plan

Marky Mark McGowan must have struck a nerve when he suggested the Treasurer lived in “cloud cuckoo land”, because Josh Frydenberg has hit back in a big way.

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