Planning a trip to Queensland? Beware of minute details about COVID-19 vaccine requirements

If you’re planning a trip to Queensland before Christmas, there are a few important things to know.

The first is that the date of the second strike could mean the difference between an expensive period in a hotel quarantine or 14 days at home.

New rules apply Once 70 per cent of Queenslanders over the age of 16 have received their second dose of the vaccine. It could be November 19 or even earlier.

And not all cross-state travelers who have been fully vaccinated will be able to avoid hotel quarantine.

Here’s what you need to know.

What are the rules for travelers coming to Queensland?

Once Queensland hits it Double vaccination target of 70 percent, Life is getting easier for fully vaccinated people entering the state from hot spots.

for the first time, Home quarantine would be an option – But only for those who qualify.

First, you should get your second COVID-19 vaccine At least 14 days before entering the country.

All new arrivals must also return a Negative PCR test At least 72 hours before travelling.

They must have A suitable place for quarantineeg a house with “direct fresh air access to the front door”, such as a townhouse, townhouse, or apartment building – not a dwelling that can be accessed via a common interior corridor.

Everyone in your house You must be quarantined.

You cannot have visitors.

You should also get a file COVID-19 testing at the drive-in clinic Using a specificity vehicle on days 1, 5, and 12.

How do I enter Queensland?

you have to Fly directly to any airport in Queensland – Crossing the border by land will not be permitted.

It should be your quarantine place 2 hours drive from the airport You must travel to the place of residence by private or government-organised transportation or a contactless rental car.

you all Only one pass is allowed Via Brisbane Airport.

“If there are no direct interstate flights, you can fly to Brisbane airport, stay at the airport, then move on to another flight,” Health Minister Yvette Dath said.

How will it be monitored?

Queensland Health uses a Home Compliance Screening Service.

Under the system, participants will receive and will need to respond to them Daily texting To demonstrate compliance with the requirements.

In order to be marked for compatibility, you must Reply to web form link Within 10 minutes of receiving the text and be in the address You are supposed to complete the quarantine.

The system uses geolocation technology to know where you are.

People collect their bags at the carousel at Brisbane Airport.
Queensland is expected to reach 90 per cent of the population aged 16 and over who are fully vaccinated early in the new year.(ABC News: Tim Swanston)

What happens next?

The rules change again from 17 December, when 80 per cent of Queenslanders over 16 years old are expected to receive both doses.

from that date, Quarantine will be completely canceled Fully vaccinated domestic travelers who have returned a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours.

They can cross into Queensland by car or by plane.

Anyone who does not meet the criteria will do so Still required for quarantine at a facility nominated by the government.

What about international arrivals?

From 17 December, foreign travelers traveling directly to Queensland, who have been fully vaccinated and have a negative COVID test within 72 hours, can do up to 14 days of home quarantine.

Anyone who does not meet these criteria will still have to complete a 14-day quarantine at a government facility, including international travelers traveling to other countries.

Once 90 per cent of Queenslanders over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated, the quarantine will be lifted for international travelers who have taken double doses who test negative.

This date is not yet known.

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