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5 November, 2021

The road map to recovery in the north

For North Queensland the COVID recovery can commence with a simple jab.

By Peter McCullagh

TO ENSURE we all benefit for the tourism and travel resurgence we all must do out bit and roll up our sleeves and get vaccinated. 

It is expected that Queensland will reach the 80 per cent target state-wide just prior to Christmas, however with vaccination levels lagging in parts of the north more will need to be done to ensure we can all benefit from the easing of travel and international border restrictions.


The COVID road is transparently clear:

At 70% Vaccination Level (Expected Nov 19) 

Entry to Queensland from a COVID Hotspot 

• By air only 

• Must be fully vaccinated 

• Must test negative to COVID-19 within the past 72 hours 

• Undertake 14 days of home quarantine 

Entry to Queensland from overseas 

• Direct arrivals into Queensland must complete 14 days of hotel quarantine 

• People entering via other states must complete hotel quarantine until 14 days have passed since their arrival into Australia 


At 80% Vaccination Level (Expected Dec 17)

Entry to Queensland from a COVID Hotspot. 

• By air or road 

• Must be fully vaccinated 

• Must test negative to COVID-19 within the past 72 hours 

• No quarantine required Entry to Queensland from overseas 

• Fully vaccinated arrivals with a negative COVID test within 72 hours can home quarantine 

• International arrivals who do not meet those conditions must complete 14 days of hotel quarantine 


At 90% Vaccination Level (Expected late January) 

No border restrictions or quarantine for fully vaccinated people. 

Unvaccinated travellers will need to meet requirements for entry and undertake a period of quarantine


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