Drive tourism to boom with Queensland open for business

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed news Queensland’s borders would open from 10 July to all States and Territories, with the exception of Victoria.

Club spokesperson Paul Turner said it was great news for the Queensland tourism industry and local businesses who have struggled for months.

“The message we have today is pack your bags and head to Queensland for a holiday to help support the economy,” Mr Turner said.

“Now is the perfect time to plan that road trip you’ve had on your bucket list for years, or visit that Queensland destination you’ve never been to before.

“We know road trips are having a resurgence at the moment and what better place to visit than Queensland in winter. Just remember to enjoy activities at a safe social distance.

“Anyone visiting will just have to fill in a border declaration, to ensure no one has travelled to Victoria in the last 14 days.”

Mr Turner warned motorists the border with Victoria would not only remain closed, but be strengthened from 3 July, due to concerning levels of community transmission.

“Anyone who has travelled to Victoria will be prevented from entering Queensland, or will have to quarantine at a hotel for two weeks at their own cost,” he said.

“If you falsify a document, you will face strict penalties and fines of up to $4000.”