How you can get dirt cheap $50 flights to Queensland as Annastacia Palaszczuk announces she is throwing open the borders before Christmas
- Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin have put flights to Queensland on sale on Monday
Airfares costing just $50 to the Gold Coast have gone on sale following Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement Queensland would finally open its borders.
The cheap one-way flights are on offer through Jetstar and are for travellers from Sydney planning to fly in December.
For any Melburnians eyeing up a beach holiday, they can fly to the Gold Coast for as little as $64.
Jetstar is also offering flights to Brisbane from Sydney for a low price of $84 one-way and just $114 to Cairns.
Airfares costing just $50 from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) have gone on sale following Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement Queensland would finally open its borders
Qantas has also jumped on the sale offering one-way flights from Sydney to Brisbane for $109 in the wake of the major announcement.
Another deal too good to miss is Qantas’ flight to Hamilton Island where Sydneysiders will need to fork out just $117.
Virgin are offering fares from $155 one-way to Cairns between December and April, while flights to the Sunshine Coast are at an affordable $70 one-way.
Flights to Townsville are also on sale from Virgin with one-way tickets starting at $169 from December 1.
The Queensland Premier on Monday said interstate travellers from hot spots would no longer have to quarantine upon arrival into the state from December 17.
The Queensland border will open up in two stages with 70 per cent of the eligible population expected to be fully vaccinated on November 19.
On this date anyone who has been in a declared hotspot within the past 14 days can travel into Queensland as long as they are double vaxxed but must arrive by air only.
They will need to provide a negative Covid test in the past 72 hours and undertake home quarantine for 14 days.
Then once the 80 per cent vaccination target is hit on December 17, vaccinated travellers can arrive from interstate by road or air and will not have to home quarantine.
More to come.
WHAT HAPPENS ON QUEENSLAND’S THRESHOLD DATES?
On estimated date of November 19, when 70 per cent full vaccination mark is reached: Anyone who has been in a declared hotspot in the previous 14 days can travel into Queensland provided they are fully vaccinated, arrive by air, have a negative Covid test in the previous 72 hours.
Travellers must undertake home quarantine for 14 days.
Direct international arrivals into Queensland will have to complete 14 days quarantine in a Government-nominated facility.
International arrivals who arrive via another state or territory will have to quarantine at a Government-nominated facility for 14 days.
On estimated date of December 17, when 80 per cent full vaccination mark is reached: Travellers from an interstate hotspot can arrive by road or air.
They must be fully vaccinated and have a negative Covid test result. Quarantine will no longer be required for interstate visitors.
Direct international arrivals can undertake 14 days home quarantine.