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Western Australia is permitting a slight relaxation of its hard border as COVID-19 cases continue to track down in Australia’s east.

As of Monday, travellers from Queensland and NSW will not have to be part of an exempt category to enter the state.

However, they will still have to undergo two weeks of quarantine and coronavirus tests.

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Victoria will continue to be subject to those same rules, while visitors from Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory are allowed to cross the border without quarantine.

Premier Mark McGowan said that Queensland could move to being a “very low risk” state in the future, further loosening entry requirements.

However, he warned that any spike in COVID-19 cases would cause an immediate shutdown again.

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