Queensland will open its borders to fully vaccinated interstate travellers coming from COVID-19 hotspots from December 13 at 1am, four days earlier than originally planned.
The state is close to reaching the milestone 80 per cent double dose vaccination mark, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced.
Travellers will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before they enter Queensland.
Travellers from domestic hotspots will also be required to have a second test on the fifth day of their visit to Queensland.
Ms Palaszczuk warned penalties would apply for people not following the testing requirements.
No quarantine will be required for the fully vaccinated.
“If you are not fully vaccinated, you must arrive by air only and hotel quarantine for 14 days,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
BORDER REOPENING KEY DETAILS
From Monday, December 13, 1am
- Travellers from interstate hotspots can arrive by road or air
- They must be fully vaccinated
- They must provide a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours
- No quarantine is required for the fully vaccinated
- International arrivals must be fully vaccinated and return a negative covid test within 72 hours of departure
- They will be required to get a test on arrival
- They must go into home or hotel quarantine for 14 days
- Travellers no longer have to wait two weeks to be considered fully vaccinated. One is enough
- All travellers from hotspots must get a test on day five after their arrival