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.
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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.
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.”
BREAKING: Queensland borders will open to the Australian Capital Territory at 1am on Friday, September 25.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 18, 2020