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Queensland Premier reveals pathway to reopening state by Christmas

Jim Wilson
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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed a roadmap to reopening her state’s borders.

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.

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.

4BC Breakfast host Neil Breen told Jim Wilson the forecast date of December 17 for 80 per cent vaccinated could still be moved forward.

However, “Queensland’s well behind the eight ball on vaccinations … [in] Queensland the regions are terrible.”

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Image: Annastacia Palaszczuk / Twitter 

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