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COVID-19: West Australians to learn date borders reopen

West Australians will on Monday finally learn the date they can reconnect with the world and learn to live with COVID-19 after almost two years sealed behind a border.

But the long-awaited reopening is still about seven or eight weeks away, with the McGowan Government isolating WA from every State and Territory over the festive period.

From Monday, arrivals from Queensland in WA must self-quarantine for 14 days. By contrast, Queensland overnight opened its border to vaccinated travellers from NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

It leaves Tasmania as the only place on the planet which WA currently permits quarantine-free travel. That situation may only last a few days because Tasmania is set to drop its borders on Wednesday.

Mark McGowan has justified his decision to deviate from the national plan for reopening at 80 per cent double dose by pointing to WA Health modelling which suggests it would result in 200 fewer COVID deaths in the first year.

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