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Queensland to reopen gradually as vaccination rates hit 70 and 80 per cent in coming weeks

Queensland to reopen gradually as vaccination rates hit 70 and 80 per cent in coming weeks

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned state residents “this is your last chance to get vaccinated” against Covid-19 before the state reopens gradually from November.

It comes as Queensland has recorded its 13th day straight of no locally acquired cases.

Ms Palaszczuk provided details about the slow – and long-awaited – reopening of Queensland at a press conference held just after 12.30pm on Monday.

The Queensland Covid Vaccination Plan has now been released and it includes dates for reopening based on vaccination rates.

Police checking vehicles at the Queensland-New South Wales border at Coolangatta. Picture: Glenn Hampson.

When the state hits 70 per cent of adults fully vaccinated anyone who has been in a declared interstate hot spot in the past 14 days can travel into Queensland if they are fully vaccinated, arrive by air, test negative in the past 72 hours and home quarantine for 14 days.

When the state reaches an 80 per cent vaccination rate fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hot spots can arrive by road or air without having to quarantine.

It’s expected Queensland will hit 70 per cent on November 19 and 80 per cent on December 17.


At 80 per cent, fully vaccinated international travellers presenting a negative test dated within 72 hours can home quarantine.

When Queensland hits a 90 per cent full vaccination rate no entry restrictions or quarantine requirements will exist for vaccinated arrivals from interstate or overseas.

Unvaccinated travellers will need to apply for a border pass, enter within the international arrivals cap and undertake up to 14 days quarantine (subject to review). Source: Gold Coast Bulletin.