Annastacia Palaszczuk to make ‘major announcement’ about reopening Queensland early


Annastacia Palaszczuk to make a ‘MAJOR’ announcement as she issues latest clue she may throw open Queensland’s borders early

  • Queensland Premier tipped to re-open border as 80 per cent mark reached 
  • If announced, the milestone will occur before the original date of December 17
  •  Visitors will be able to come by road and air, if they meet entry requirements
  • They must be fully vaccinated with negative PCR test within 72 hours  of entry










Annastacia Palaszczuk is tipped to announce Queensland will re-open its border as soon as this week as the state approaches 80 per cent of its population with two doses of a Covid vaccine. 

The premier will announce the move at a press conference at 2pm, Queensland time – which she is promoting as a ‘major’ event in an apparent clue that she may open the state back up to NSW and Victoria.  

The reopening was originally slated for December 17.

It what will be a huge relief for the state’s beleaguered tourism industry, from that date, fully vaccinated visitors will be able to arrive by air and road without the need to quarantine after arrival.

At a press conference yesterday Ms Palaszczuk hinted at the announcement today.

‘We’ll have updated figures [on Monday] which will show when we’re expected to hit that 80 per cent, so we’ll be very closely watching those numbers,’ she said. 

The premier is expected to announce the move at a press conference at 2pm, Queensland time

The premier is expected to announce the move at a press conference at 2pm, Queensland time

Visitors who have been in a declared Covid hotpot within 14 days of arriving in Queensland will also need to produce a negative Covid-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival into the state.  

A person’s second Covid vaccination must also have been administered at least 14 days before arrival in Queensland. 

After a confusing disagreement between the state and Federal governments over the cost of the PCR tests required to gain entry, Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed on November 23 the tests would be covered by Medicare.

The entry requirements are expected to last until Queensland reaches 90 per cent of its eligible population fully vaccinated, expected in early January.

Visitors who have been in a declared Covid hotpot within 14 days of arriving in Queensland will also need to produce a negative Covid-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival into the state

Visitors who have been in a declared Covid hotpot within 14 days of arriving in Queensland will also need to produce a negative Covid-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival into the state

The entry requirements are expected to last until Queensland reaches 90 per cent of its eligible population fully vaccinated

The entry requirements are expected to last until Queensland reaches 90 per cent of its eligible population fully vaccinated

Quarantine will also be scrapped for vaccinated international travellers once 90 per cent of eligible people in the state are double jabbed. 

All unvaccinated people in the state will be banned from venues such as restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, theatres, cinemas and sporting venues from December 17. 

Queensland recorded no new community transmissions of Covid yesterday, and six cases in quarantine.

The Gold Coast appeared to have averted a new cluster after an aged care worker and a man who visited Robina Town Centre shopping mall contracted the virus in recent days.

It remains unknown how the man who visited the shopping centre contracted Covid but he is genomically linked to the aged care worker. 

Overall 87.3 per cent of eligible Queenslanders had received one jab and 78.45 per cent were fully vaccinated as of Sunday. 



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