Commonwealth restrictions on the Kimberley, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and parts of the East Pilbara will be lifted today.

But while popular destinations such as Broome and Kununurra will reopen, 274 remote Indigenous communities will remain off-limits.

There are no active cases in the state’s regional areas and no positive tests reported in remote communities.

“All Western Australians are urged to be aware of the high vulnerability of remote communities and to follow the restrictions to help keep them safe,” Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt said.

Broome Chamber of Commerce president Peter Taylor said the reopening of the Kimberley region was fantastic news after months of uncertainty.

“We’re absolutely certain we’ll be able to salvage the season,” he told 6PR radio.

“We know there’s all those convoys of caravaners that have started heading north and we’re ready to welcome them as soon as they arrive.”

There are still 26 active cases of coronavirus in Western Australia, including 20 crew members from the Al Kuwait live export ship, with one patient in hospital.

With AAP