News Queensland to reopen borders earlier than planned By TTGassociations / Posted on 7 December, 2021 8:01 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter With Queensland fast approaching 80 per cent of fully vaccinated residents, the Australian state has decided to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated interstate travellers from Covid-19 hotspots from December 13 at 1.00 â€“ four days ahead of initial schedule. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told local media that “nominating a time and date provides travellers and business with certainty to make their plans”. Queensland state eases border restrictions as vaccination rates soar; Port Douglas, Queensland pictured Fully vaccinated interstate travellers can arrive by road or air, and must provide a negative Covid test in the previous 72 hours. They will not need to serve quarantine. Fully vaccinated International arrivals must provide a negative Covid test within 72 hours of departure for Queensland, and fulfil a test on arrival. These travellers are required to serve a 14-day home or hotel quarantine. Travellers no longer have to wait two weeks to be considered fully vaccinated; one is enough. However, all travellers from hotspots must get a test on day 5 after their arrival. Vaccinated border zone residents will also be allowed to move freely across the border without the need for a PCR test. Unvaccinated residents will continue to face travel restrictions. â€śWe will live with Covid â€“ but on our terms,â€ť Palaszczuk said. Only fully vaccinated people will be permitted to enter pubs, clubs, cinemas, festivals and theme parks in Queensland from December 17.