Australians will be restricted from traveling overseas at least until December, with the international travel ban set to continue until next year.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of Queensland said advances on coronavirus would be undone if the frontiers were opened too soon.
Ms. Palaszczuk expected to allow overseas visitors to enter Queensland until 2021. ‘I don’t think we will be seeing tourists for at least a year,’ she added.
She clarified that the recuperation of coronavirus could be affected if the constraints were lifted.
The Premier also said Queensland also could thrive from domestic travel.
She clarified her stance by saying, ‘That’s not to say we can not produce any domestic tourism,’.
Ms. Palaszczuk also suggested which Queensland may reopen some places sooner than others.
However, many tourism operators and business associations in northern Queensland acknowledge that restarting is not a fast remedy, and that depending on foreign visitors and the Great Barrier Reef ensures that recovery is likely to be slower than other areas, with short, medium and longer-term difficulties.
“The region incurred cancelations worth more than $200 m in March with the impact estimated at $500 m in lost tourist spending by the end of April.
‘All of our national economies could be able to strike quicker than those of the South-East,’ she added.
The Premier applauded Queenslanders for adhering to social distancing laws.
‘It means that we’ve saved thousands of lives through social distancing and every Queenslander deserves credit for that,’ Ms Palaszczuk stated.
Social distancing steps taken by the state limit meetings to two individuals and residents are permitted to leave their premises for important purposes only.
This involves buying food, having medical services or doing physical exercise.
Queenslanders are also allowed to meet a close family member who is critically ill to attend child care, school or university.
Except for inhabitants and important staff, the State’s borders are closed to all.
In Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, failure to obey a COVID-19 rule entails a $1,000 fine. That’s $1,334.50 in NSW, $1,652 in Tasmania and $1,099 in the Northern Territory.
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