Queensland’s new border pass system to go live later today
Stranded Queenslanders will be allowed to return home from this evening after the state broke through a major vaccination target at the weekend.
More than 70 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have now received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
It means caps on interstate travellers arriving from a COVID-19 hotspot will be lifted from 5pm today to allow entrants to quarantine at home for 14 days.
To be eligible for a border pass, travellers must be fully vaccinated, return a negative test up to 72 hours prior to their arrival and travel by air.
Only homes which can be accessed without passing through internal communal areas can be used to quarantine, meaning many apartments will be ruled out of the trial.
The residence must be within two hours of whichever airport the traveller flew into.
People who wish to enter Queensland via road cannot do so until the state reaches its next milestone of 80 per cent.
Image: Annastacia Palaszczuk / Twitter