It’s good news for our border communities and others wanting to go to Queensland.
In less than a week, from Monday, December 13, fully vaccinated border zone residents with a border pass will be able to move freely across the border with no test required.
The border zone includes Richmond Valley, Kyogle , Ballina, Lismore, and Clarence Valley LGAs.
Border zone residents who are not fully vaccinated will only be able to cross the border for limited reasons, as is the case now.
The Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczuk said that the state reached its 80% vaccination milestone earlier than expected.
“We know that it has been extremely difficult for our border communities, and we’re hoping to provide some greater flexibility and freedom of movement for those communities,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
Fully vaccinated travellers can arrive from interstate hotspots by road or air without quarantine but they must have tested negative to covid in the previous 72 hours.
All arrivals, regardless of vaccination status, must get another covid test five days after they arrive in Queensland.
People arriving in Queensland from hotspots who are not fully vaccinated must arrive by air and hotel quarantine for 14 days.
International arrivals must be fully vaccinated, return a negative covid test within 72 hours of departure, and will have to do 14 days of home or hotel quarantine.
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