Qld Border Will Open to All but Victoria

By AAP
June 30, 2020 Updated: June 30, 2020

Queensland’s border will reopen to everyone but Victoria on July 10.

Faced with escalating cases of community transmission in Victoria, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on June 30 the border to Victoria would stay closed to keep Queenslanders safe from coronavirus.

Anyone travelling from Victoria – including any Queenslanders returning home – will have to quarantine at their own expense in a hotel.

People from other states will be able to travel freely to the Sunshine State from July 10.

The premier met with health officials and colleagues on Tuesday to discuss the border issue as Victoria recorded more than 250 cases in a week.

The closure has been a point of frustration for border communities and industries desperate for customers and foot traffic after taking a hit during the global pandemic.

Palaszczuk and her Labor government have argued that keeping the borders closed has kept Queenslanders safe, while the Liberal National Party wants them opened to stop businesses going under.