Queensland holds firm on 14-day quarantine for international arrivals

Queensland will still make vaccinated people arriving into the state from overseas quarantine for 14 days when it reopens on Monday. Authorities have confirmed the 14-day isolation rule will remain - however people will be able to quarantine at home if they meet strict rules rather than in hotels, which costs more than $3000. The 14 days is in comparison to three days of home isolation for people landing in Sydney and Melbourne - a rule only imposed in the wake of the new Omicron strain. Previously no isolation was required in NSW or Victoria, provided arrivals tested negative after 24 hours. LIVE UPDATES: Early booster shots under close watch, PM says Queensland's quarantine rule applies to arrivals from all places except for New Zealand, which has no quarantine imposed. Like the rest of the nation, anybody who has been in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Malawi in the last 14 days must do hotel quarantine. However, the strict rules, whi..

Queensland will still make vaccinated people arriving into the state from overseas quarantine for 14 days when it reopens on Monday.

Authorities have confirmed the 14-day isolation rule will remain – however people will be able to quarantine at home if they meet strict rules rather than in hotels, which costs more than $3000.

The 14 days is in comparison to three days of home isolation for people landing in Sydney and Melbourne – a rule only imposed in the wake of the new Omicron strain.

Previously no isolation was required in NSW or Victoria, provided arrivals tested negative after 24 hours.

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Sofitel hotel, Gold Coast.

Queensland's quarantine rule applies to arrivals from all places except for New Zealand, which has no quarantine imposed.

Like the rest of the nation, anybody who has been in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Malawi in the last 14 days must do hotel quarantine.

However, the strict rules, which also apply to people coming from interstate, mean people must either stay in a house or an apartment with no shared access such as foyers or lifts.

They can get a taxi from the airport but it must be on Queensland health's approved list.

They must also live no more than a two-hour drive from the airport, plus take another COVID-19 test on arrival.

People coming from overseas via another state need to have done 14 days quarantine there, either in a hotel or at home.

Neither NSW nor Victoria demands arrivals live in a house or apartment with no shared areas.

A Qantas flight takes off.

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Queensland's flight caps, which, along with the rest of the nation, have limited Australians and their families being able to fly in, leaving thousands stranded over the past 18 months, will be removed from Monday, Queensland Health confirmed.

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However, to meet the criteria to escape hotel quarantine, people must have been vaccinated with a TGA-approved vaccine, which is causing issues for Aussies who have been unable to get one overseas.

A Queensland Health spokeswoman confirmed the rules.

"From Monday, if you're are coming from overseas you can home quarantine if you meet the conditions," she told 9News.

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Dr Peter Aitken and Health Minister Yvette D'Ath and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk pose for a photo in Burleigh Heads.

Anybody flying into Australia must test negative three days or less before getting on a plane.

Currently, only Australians and their families can enter the country, after a plan to allow more people including skilled workers and students in was pushed back until later this month.

At the end of last month there were still 7500 Aussies who had told authorities they were trying to get home from overseas, a number which has dropped from over 40,000 before borders opened in NSW and Victoria on November 1.

All other states and territories still have flight caps and hotel quarantine.

Queensland Health says quarantine rules for international arrivals will be removed when the state hits 90 per cent vaccination, expected next month.

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