BREAKING: No new cases as Qld lifts border restrictions on ACT

In a much-needed boost for our tourism industry, the State Government has today announced that Queensland will lift border restrictions on the Australian Capital Territory from next Friday.

It comes as Queensland recorded no new cases of coronaivrus in the past 24 hours, with just 25 cases now active across the whole state.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the reopening of the border to the ACT will coincide with the school holidays in the nation’s capital.


“After a lot of work from our Chief Health Officer as well as detailed conversations between the Premier and the Chief Minister of the ACT and between our government and the Canberra Airport, we are announcing today that we will lift border restrictions on the ACT from 1am next Friday,” Minister Miles said.

“That means that people from the ACT will again be able to visit Queensland and we urge them to start thinking about coming here for a holiday.

“It will be a great chance to come and visit friends and relatives, go to the reef, go to one of our wonderful tourism hotspots.”

Minister Miles said the decision was made based on the fact the ACT hasn’t had any new cases of COVID-19 in more than two months.

“This is great news for the ACT and recognition for the fact that they have been sometime without any cases,” he said.

However, Canberrans will not be able to travel to the sunshine state by car and will have to fly in.

“We’ll work with ACT authorities to make sure appropriate checks are in place at Canberra Airport for people flying into Queensland,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk asid.

“Anyone who has been in a declared hotspot in the past 14 days will not be allowed into Queensland.”