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Queensland’s new travel rule labelled ‘pointless’ as state faces fresh Covid surge

Travellers will now be required to return a negative rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test before travel as state records 3,118 new cases

Queensland is due to change travel restrictions into the state despite a surge in fresh Covid cases and criticisms the new requirements are “pointless” in states with large outbreaks.

From 11.59pm on Friday 31 December, travellers entering Queensland will be required to return a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result within 72 hours before travel, rather than a negative PCR test.

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