From January 15, anyone travelling to Queensland by air or road can enter the state without the need for a border pass or a rapid antigen test.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the news this morning maintaining that travellers will still need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the state.
“Anyone coming domestically across into Queensland, either by road or by air, they do not have to show their border pass, they don’t have to show that they have had a rapid antigen test,” she said.
The changes have been introduced as the state approaches 90 per cent double dose for people aged 16 and over with 88.18 per cent now fully vaccinated. International border restrictions are set to remain in place till the state hits the 90 per cent double dose vaccination target.
From 1am Saturday 15 January, all domestic Queensland border restrictions will be removed.
— Queensland Health (@qldhealth) January 13, 2022
The removal of all travel restrictions comes as the country battles an increasing omicron threat. NSW recorded 92,264 cases today including the backlog from rapid antigen tests while Victoria and Queensland recorded 37,169 and 14,914 cases respectively.
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