Two women charged after escaping hotel quarantine in Perth

Two South Australian women have been charged after they allegedly left a hotel where they had been ordered to quarantine after flying into Western Australia overnight without a permit to enter the state.

The women, aged 19 and 22, were refused entry to WA and were taken to a CBD hotel until return flights to Adelaide could be arranged.

WA Police said they caught at taxi to a unit block in Coolbellup in the early hours of the morning before being taken into police custody.

The women have been charged with failing to comply with a direction under WA’s Emergency Management Act.

They are due to appear in court this afternoon.