Queensland borders will reopen to interstate COVID-19 hotspots from next Monday, records no new community cases

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk addressed media conference on COVID-19

Queensland will open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hotspots on 1:00am, Monday, December 13, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.With 78.67 per cent of Queenslanders over the age of 16 fully vaccinated, the state is opening up to the hotspots ahead of the scheduled December 17 date.From next Monday, double-dosed travellers from hotspots – including … Read more

South Australia opened its borders to COVID-19. So, what have we learned?

A man hugging two young boys while a woman watches on

South Australia this week went where no other state — possibly no other jurisdiction — has gone before.Key points:SA opened its borders to NSW, ACT and Victoria last TuesdayAs of Saturday, 10 positive cases had been recorded in interstate travellersClose contacts of positive cases still need to quarantineAfter enjoying months without a single case of … Read more

COVID-19 home care to include remote symptom tracking when South Australia reopens borders

SA Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Emily Kirkpatrick addresses the media.

SA Health has detailed how medical staff will be able to remotely check the symptoms of COVID-positive patients who are isolating at home once the state relaxes border restrictions in less than 48 hours. Key points:SA Health says it has 1,500 of the home care kits but can access moreInformation from oximeters and temperature probes will be provided to health staffA … Read more

US reopens its borders to Europe, the global epicenter of Covid-19

US reopens its borders to Europe, the global epicenter of Covid-19

Fully vaccinated travelers from 33 countries — including the United Kingdom and much of Europe — can now enter the US without needing to quarantine, provided they have proof of vaccination and a negative viral test.Families and friends separated since the start of the pandemic streamed into airports across major European cities on Monday morning, … Read more

South Korea Eases Covid Restrictions As Australia, Thailand Reopen Borders

South Korea Eases Covid Restrictions As Australia, Thailand Reopen Borders

Topline Several countries began lifting pandemic-related restrictions Monday, with Australia, Thailand and Israel allowing some forms of international travel and South Korea reopening certain public spaces even as other parts of the world remain steadfastly closed because of the pandemic. A woman embraces her brother after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles at Sydney … Read more

Tasmania to throw open borders to COVID hotspots December 15

Tasmania to throw open borders to COVID hotspots December 15

All vaccinated interstate and international arrivals can enter Tasmania without a need for quarantine from December 15, as long as they have returned a negative COVID-19 test, the state government has announced.Key points:Tasmania will open its border to all vaccinated travellers from December 15 without a need for quarantineInterstate and international travellers will need to … Read more

NSW Covid update: Perrottet flags reopening international borders ‘as quickly as possible’ | New South Wales

The New South Wales government has sent its strongest signal yet that it plans to resume international travel ahead of the date set by the commonwealth, with the state’s new deputy Liberal leader saying hotel quarantine was “fast becoming redundant”.Ahead of the state’s reopening on Monday after 106 days in lockdown, the NSW Liberals deputy … Read more

Tasmania needs 90 per cent COVID vaccination rate before fully opening borders, Premier warns

Close up of Premier Peter Gutwein, a man in a puffer vest with a bald head

The Tasmanian Premier has warned that the island state will not reopen its borders to all of the country until it reaches a 90 per cent vaccination rate against COVID-19.Key points:Premier Peter Gutwein says Tasmania could record nearly 15,000 COVID cases within six months if it reopened its borders when it reached 80pc vaccinatedState-specific modelling for … Read more