Queensland to reopen border to Adelaide, as WA welcomes back NSW and Victorian travellers

Queensland to reopen border to Adelaide, as WA welcomes back NSW and Victorian travellers

Queensland will reopen its borders to Adelaide on Saturday, as Western Australia followed through with its plan to welcome back travellers from NSW and Victoria.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk announced the state would reopen to Adelaide from 1am on Saturday, but noted that it is dependant on no new unlinked cases in the community.

“Queensland is good to go, and we’re ready to safely welcome interstate visitors to our beautiful state again,” Premier Palaszcuk said on Twitter.

Queensland government recognised Adelaide as a COVID-19 hotspot from 11:59pm on 16 November, causing the state to reintroduce restrictions on South Australian travellers following a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Adelaide.

The Western Australian government welcomed those from NSW and Victoria from 12am last night, when the two states were classified as “very low risk”.

However, there are a few conditions of entry for travellers from both states that have been put in place by the WA government.

All Perth Airport arrivals will need to undergo a health screening and temperature test on arrival, and travellers must be prepared to take a COVID-19 test at the airport COVID clinic, if deemed necessary by a health clinician.

Travellers from NSW and Victoria will need to complete a G2G Pass declaration stipulating that they are free of any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been to over the previous 14 days.

Other jurisdictions currently in the ‘very low risk’ category include the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania.


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