There’s fears Queensland’s decision to bring in new rules for all travellers across the country will have huge implications ahead of the upcoming Winter holidays.
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The State Government announced the move yesterday after a further virus case popped up in Sydney, taking the cluster there to three.
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A fourth case is also under investigation, however, it’s understood it could be an old infection.
Greater Sydney has not been declared a hotspot at this stage, however, anyone who has been to a Sydney exposure site and touches down in Queensland is being sent straight into hotel quarantine at their own expense for two weeks.
The State’s Health Minister has urged all Queenslands to reconsider their need to travel to Sydney as the situation continues to unfold.
The hotspot declaration for Greater Melbourne has been extended for a further seven days, putting the holiday plans of many residents there in limbo as they remain shut out from Queensland.
From 1.00am tomorrow, all travellers who touch down in the state will have to complete an online declaration up to 3 days prior to their arrival.
It’s part of Queensland’s new border pass system, which aims to help contact tracers in the case of an outbreak.
Depending on where a traveller is coming from, they will be issued with either a green or an amber pass, however, those living in border communities will be exempt.