Interstate borders opening July 10th
Posted on June 30th, 2020
For more information on Queensland restrictions and the new roadmap, visit – https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions
Despite Queensland’s borders remaining closed to Victorian travellers, Capricorn Enterprise, on behalf of our regional tourism industry, is overjoyed following the announcement which will see a further lifting of restrictions from 10th July as per the Stage 3 Roadmap.
In line with government’s consistent commitment so far, which promised a State review of restrictions at the end of June, Premier Palaszczuk has confirmed that Queensland will reopen to visitors from all Australian states bar Victoria from next Friday.
Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll welcomed the announcement which will allow another positive step forward for tourism operators.
“We have been seeing a promising outlook with Queenslanders supporting Queenslanders over the past months, this news will provide an even more optimistic future for accommodation providers, restaurants, tours and attractions across our destination,” Mary said.
“New South Wales and South Australia have historically boosted our tourism trade, and we are looking forward to hosting our southern neighbours again.”
“While we respect the Premier’s decision to maintain border restrictions for those people coming from hotspots, we hope that the nation’s continued positive management of the virus tracks in the right direction and we are able to unify as a nation once again.”
“During this phase of the virus, while we can’t eradicate it, we must work as a nation to manage it, and I think we have all done a great job so far,” Mary said.
Further good news from today’s announcement will see easing of restrictions for numbers within museums, art galleries, libraries and historical sites, along with greater numbers allowed to dine in restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes. In addition, concert venues, theatres and auditoriums can open with 50% capacity or one person per 4 square metre rule, and major events can be marked back on the calendar.
“Capricorn Enterprise, with the State Minister for Tourism, the Department of Tourism, Tourism and Events Queensland and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council together with my RTO colleagues, have been lobbying for key issues on behalf of our industry since the onset of the pandemic, and this announcement today comes as a big relief,” Mary said.
Read a special update from Tourism and Events Queensland regarding the easing of restrictions as Stage Three announced.