IT’S OFFICIAL | The Queensland border will reopen to all of Victoria

The Queensland Premier has finally confirmed that the state border to Victoria will reopen on December 1.

Health authorities were waiting until today for Victoria to confirm another day of no new cases or deaths, before making the announcement.

It means Victoria has now gone 28 days of no new infections, while the last active case recovered this week.


Annastacia Palaszczuk says we can now welcome back the state as planned on December 1.

I just heard and that’s wonderful news and can I congratulate Daniel Andrews, their chief health officer and all of Victorians because this is just such fantastic news.

“So it means on 1 December, Victorians can also come to Queensland and, of course, Queenslanders can go to Victoria as well. So very, very good news,” Ms Palaszczuk told the ABC this morning. 

The Premier says this means tourism towns in the Sunshine State, such as the Gold Coast, can finally start getting back to normal.

I honestly believe that during the forthcoming Christmas school holidays, I think we will see now with the borders opened to New South Wales and Victoria, we will see the Gold Coast and places like Cairns and the Whitsunday now doing a roaring trade.

“That is great for Queensland businesses, it’s great for Queensland tourism, it’s great for our theme parks. Our theme parks have been really doing it tough and I just encourage people – there’s no better place to spend your Christmas holidays than Queensland,” Ms Palaszczuk said. 

It comes after the state government announced that Sydney would be allowed back in on December 1.

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