Queensland border reopens to hotspots from December 13

#BREAKING: Queensland will REOPEN its domestic borders from 1am on December 13, with the state set to reach its 80 per cent vaccination target this week. #9News MORE:

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BREAKING : Queensland will REOPEN its domestic borders from 1am on December 13, with the state set to reach its 80 per cent vaccination target this week. 9News MORE:

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.

Travellers will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before they enter Queensland.EXPLAINER: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.

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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.From Monday, people living in the Queensland-New South Wales border zone will be able to move freely across the border for any reason if they obtain a border pass.

BORDER REOPENING KEY DETAILSFrom Monday, December 13, 1amTravellers from interstate hotspots can arrive by road or airThey must be fully vaccinatedThey must provide a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hoursNo quarantine is required for the fully vaccinated headtopics.com

International arrivals must be fully vaccinated and return a negative covid test within 72 hours of departureThey will be required to get a test on arrivalThey must go into home or hotel quarantine for 14 daysIn addition:Travellers no longer have to wait two weeks to be considered fully vaccinated. One is enough

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All travellers from hotspots must get a test on day five after their arrivalREAD MORE:More rain expected for parts of flood-ravaged Queensland"If you are not fully vaccinated, you must arrive by air only and hotel quarantine for 14 days," Ms Palaszczuk said.

From Monday, people living in the Queensland-New South Wales border zone will be able to move freely across the border for any reason if they obtain a border pass.International arrivals into Queensland must be fully vaccinated and will need to do 14 days of home or hotel quarantine under the reopening plan.

Ms Palaszczuk said Queensland was very well placed amidst the pandemic, with the state close to reaching 90 per cent of the population having had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine."Never did I think that we would be in such a good position," she said. headtopics.com

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"I could not be more proud.""The hospitals are ready and there has been a lot of planning."Ms Palaszczuk said the state was expected to have 90 per cent of its population fully vaccinated by mid-January.Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the border opening was "a massive milestone for people" and would bring about a lot of entrants to the state.

"We're expecting a lot of people to be travelling into Queensland," she said."We are expecting extensive delays."She asked travellers to be patient and warned there would be $4135 fines for people not complying with testing requirements.

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