Rapid Antigen Tests
Published Wednesday, 29 December, 2021 at 11:05 AM
Premier and Minister for the Olympics
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Travellers from interstate hotspots will no longer need to produce a negative PCR test to gain entry into Queensland.
As foreshadowed, the Premier has announced a negative Rapid Antigen Test will be sufficient as part of the border pass declaration.
The measure takes effect from midnight January
The Premier made the announcement within 72 hours of the change taking effect so that interstate travellers would not need to join queues for PCR tests in other states.
“The Chief Health Officer is satisfied that a negative result using a Rapid Antigen Test is sufficient for interstate arrivals,” the Premier said.
Travellers will still need to complete a border declaration attesting that they have completed a negative test.
Heavy penalties apply for making a false declaration.