International visitors arriving into Western Australia no longer need to test on arrival as long as they are vaccinated.
Under the state’s relaxation of the rules, which came into effect at 00:01 Western Standard Time today (Friday 29 April) people no longer have to show proof of vaccination to enter hospitality venues, while social distancing and face masks are no longer mandatory.
In line with national rules, arriving passengers need only be double vaccinated.
Operators are reporting increased demand now restrictions are lifting.
Gold Medal Sales and Marketing Director Nick Hughes said: “There has been ‘significant demand’ for Western Australia since February when the border was announced.
“Australia overall has performed well but in recent weeks we’ve seen enquiries for Perth overtake Melbourne and Brisbane with some significant sales like a £18,000 package, showing holiday makers are booking as well as VFR, and treating themselves to higher value experiences and longer stays.
“Demand is concentrated around Christmas but we are starting to see some strong numbers into 2023 with motorhomes and trains like the Indian Pacific booking well.”
Gold Medal has launched a series of new Australia packages and is running an incentive until 22 May for agents booking a WA package to win a holiday there themselves.
Read full details of the easing of restrictions to WA here.