The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, at 2pm on 30th June 2020, stated that the Queensland border will remain closed to people coming from from Victoria.
The Queensland border will remain closed to people coming from from Victoria, with even tougher border controls from Friday, 3rd July 2020. Fines of up to $4,000 can be applied to those breaking the rules.
“Anyone who has travelled from Victoria, including Queenslanders, will be prevented from entering or will have to quarantine at a hotel at their own expense for two weeks.”
This will probably be at the same cost as International Arrivals to Pay their own Quarantine. A single traveller will be charged $2,800, which includes $910 for food. A couple would pay $3,710, while a family of four would pay $4,620. It is unlikely that you would be able choose your own accommodation.
From the 10th July 2020, travellers from the rest of Australia (Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, NSW, Northern Territory and ACT) will be able to apply for a border pass and travel to Queensland.
They will need to fill out a border declaration to state that they have not travelled to Victoria in the past 14 days.
Fines of up to $4,000 will apply for anyone making a false declaration.
COVID-19 Case Comparisons – Queensland and Victoria.
Queensland coronavirus cases.
As at Tuesday, 30 June
Cases today: 0
Total cases: 1,067 (1 case for every 342 tests)
Total tests: 364,981
Lives lost: 6 (or 4 depending on how it is counted. 2 Queenslanders died in NSW, and were counted in NSW figures.)
21 cases per 100,000 population
Victoria coronavirus cases.
As at Monday, 29 June 2020
Cases today: 71
Total cases: 2,099 (1 case for every 377 tests)
Total tests: 792,000+
Lives lost: 20
33 cases per 100,000 population