When Queensland will open its borders


Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine plan, which details how and when the state will open its borders to interstate and international travellers.

Ms Palaszczuk confirmed the state’s plan to open up without mandating quarantine will only apply to those fully vaccinated.

She also detailed what happens when Queensland hits its 70 and 80 per cent vaccination milestones.

Queensland is currently sitting at 56 per cent fully vaccinated.Here’s everything you need to know about the key milestones and the freedoms they will trigger.

Will Queensland open its borders for Christmas?

Yes, if you are fully vaccinated.

When is that expected?

Queensland is forecast to hit 80 per cent on December 17, which is the key date here.

And there will be no quarantine?

Correct. Fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hot spots can arrive by road or air. They must have a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours.

And international travellers?

At 80 per cent, international travellers who are fully vaccinated and test negative to COVID can home quarantine.Those who don’t fit these conditions will have to quarantine at hotels.

People swim at Burleigh Heads beach in Gold Coast, Australia, after coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

What if Queensland hits 80 per cent sooner?

Ms Palaszczuk said the dates could be brought forward, if Queensland hits that target early.”If you want your family to visit for Christmas, get vaccinated now,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.

What happens at 70 per cent?

This is expected to hit on November 19.Travellers from Australian hotspots can enter Queensland but by air only.They must be fully vaccinated and test negative with a COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before getting on a plane.People must then quarantine at home for 14 days.

And international travellers?

At 70 per cent, travellers from abroad will have to hotel quarantine.

Which areas are currently on the Queensland hotspot list?

The Australian Capital Territory, the Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and a number of local government areas in southern Tasmania are deemed hot spots.

What about unvaccinated people in Queensland, anything to note?

Yes, but we don’t know quite what – yet.Immediately after announcing Queensland’s roadmap, Mr Miles posted on his Facebook that from the 80 per cent mark, “additional public health restrictions” would apply to unvaccinated people.He did not give any more information, other than to say that “further details to be confirmed”.He went on to write: “For example, venues and events who require all patrons and staff to be vaccinated may be able to operate without public health restrictions.”However, venues and events which allow unvaccinated people may continue to be subject to a range of public health restrictions such as capacity and density limits.”

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