Premier reveals pathway to reopening Queensland by Christmas
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed a roadmap to reopening Queensland borders.
Restrictions on travel will be progressively eased as the state reaches vaccination milestones.
The plan projects the state will reach 70 per cent by November 19 and 80 per cent by December 17.
However, Ms Palaszczuk said restrictions will be eased earlier should Queensland reach its milestones before the projected dates.
“It’s up to Queenslanders – it’s definitely up to Queenslanders,” she said.
Once 70 per cent of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, anyone who arrives in the state from a declared domestic hotspot can enter, providing:
- They are fully-vaccinated,
- Arrive by air,
- Return a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior, and
- Undertake home quarantine for 14 days.
International arrivals will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine at a government-nominated facility.
Anyone who doesn’t meet the stipulated requirements will be required to apply for a border pass and undertake a 14-day quarantine at a government-nominated site.
At 80 per cent double vaccinations, domestic travellers can enter Queensland from a hotspot by any means and without quarantining, providing:
- They are fully-vaccinated, and
- They return a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior.
Ms Palaszczuk flagged additional public health measures will apply to unvaccinated people, but the details are yet to be revealed.
International arrivals will be allowed to undertake 14-day quarantine at home, providing they are fully-vaccinated.
At the 90 per cent milestone, there will be no border restrictions or quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals.
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