Qld eases restrictions
THE Queensland tourism industry is set to receive a muchneeded shot in the arm, with the state’s border opening today to interstate visitors, except for those travelling from Victoria (TD yesterday).
The opening follows 15 weeks of hard border closure, with those who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days still being turned away.
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) CEO Leanne Coddington said consumer research is showing that there is strong demand for travel, but also that health and safety is top of mind for travellers.
“We have worked with businesses around the state to share the information and requirements on how to be COVID-Safe, and once they have the required documentation in place they can display a Good to
Go ‘stamp’ in their marketing to help assure travellers they will be booking a safe experience.”
She noted that many Qld operators were going beyond the requirements and taking additional steps to ensure peaceof-mind for travellers.
Long traffic delays are being reported at border crossings, with the state imposing strict rules, including that everyone entering the state must complete a Qld border declaration form.
The form lasts seven days, with those staying longer required to renew it online.
Additionally, travellers must provide any necessary documentation to prove they have not been in Victoria over the past 14 days.
Travellers must agree to get tested if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms and will receive SMS reminders.