Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed the states roadmap out of COVID, with the headlining news being quarantine free travel in and out of the state by Christmas.
Ms Palaszczuk said modelling is projecting that 80% of eligible Queenslanders will be fully vaccinated by December 17.
Ms Palaszczuk said: “Travellers from a designated interstate hotspot can travel by road or by air, they must be fully vaccinated, they must have a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours and no quarantine will be required.”
“That is good news for families to be reunited for Christmas.”
It was also added that if vaccine rates exceed the projects, the December 17 date could be brought forward.
Right now, 72.26% of Queenslanders have had one dose and 56.58% are double dosed.
“People have been telling me they missing seeing their uncles, their aunts, their mothers, fathers and children – this is really important that we united Queenslanders but we do it in the safest way,” said Ms Palaszczuk.
At 70% double dose (expected November 19)
- you can enter Queensland from a hotspot but only by air, you must be fully vaccinated, must test negative to COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours and must complete 14 days of home quarantine
At 80% (expected Friday December 17)
- you can enter Queensland from a hotspot via air or road, must be fully vaccinated, must test negative to COVID-19 within the previous 72 hours and no quarantine will be required
At 90% double dose
- There will be no border restrictions or quarantine for fully vaccinated people
- unvaccinated travellers will need to meet requirements for entry and undertake a period of quarantine