Queensland’s border rules explained
Queensland will open its border to interstate hotspots by Christmas with no quarantine requirement.
Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement after her cabinet meeting this morning to discuss the roadmap out of the pandemic.
All arrivals from hotspots will be allowed to quarantine at home from November 19, when 70 per cent of the population over 16 have been fully vaccinated.
Once the 80 per cent target is reached, expected on December 17, fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine.
When the 80 per cent target is reached, international arrivals can quarantine at home.
“This is your last chance to get vaccinated,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Go and protect yourself.”
With some rules and vaccine percentages in place, here are Queensland’s border rules explained:
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will fast-track the border opening if vaccination milestones are reached sooner.
When 70 per cent of over 16s are fully vaccinated, expected on November 19:
- Anyone who has been in a declared domestic hotspot in the previous 14 days can travel into Queensland provided; they are fully vaccinated, arrive by air, have a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours and undertake home quarantine for 14 days.
- Direct international arrivals into Queensland will have to complete 14 days quarantine in a government-nominated facility.
- International arrivals who arrive via another state or territory will have to quarantine in a government-nominated facility until 14 days have passed since they arrived into Australia.
When 80 per cent of over 16s are fully vaccinated, expected on December 17:
- Fully vaccinated travellers from an interstate hotspot can arrive by road or air provided they have had a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours. No quarantine is required.
- Direct international arrivals can undertake 14 days home quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and have a negative COVID test in previous 72 hours.
- Those who don’t meet these criteria will need to enter within Queensland’s international arrivals cap and quarantine in a Government-nominated facility, just like now.
- Those arriving via other states and territories won’t need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and have quarantined for 14 days in another state or territory.
- Government financial assistance ends for business, even in the event of localised lockdown.
When 90 per cent of over 16s are fully vaccinated:
- No entry restrictions or quarantine for vaccinated arrivals from interstate or overseas.