‘Best news in months’: Tourism sector rejoices over re-opening roadmap
The Queensland government had today released its long-awaited roadmap out of the pandemic, with certainty that the border will open in mid-December.
Once the state reaches 80 per cent fully vaccinated, which is expected on December 17, fully vaccinated people can enter Queensland without having to go into quarantine.
CEO of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Daniel Gschwind, said he had been praying to “any tourism God” they had.
“Absolutely best news in months, and a bit of certainty and an outlook for Christmas that we have been wanting to hear from the Queensland government,” he said on 4BC Drive.
“We have absolute dates now, we have targets and we can move on with that.”
Mr Gschwind said they would love to see it open up earlier and they “wouldn’t give up the fight” to reach the targets earlier.
On re-opening the border to international arrivals, he said a firm plan was needed, particularly for Australians stuck overseas.
“Early in the year, next year, we want to see some process for international arrivals without quarantine.”
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