Are they handing out rapid antigen tests to returning international passengers?

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andye

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Can anyone confirm that a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure for Australia is still required (for a traveller from the UK)? Queensland has announced a requirement for a RAT within 24hrs of arrival in Qld (we have a tiny supply so can manage that).
I’d be grateful for any clarity!
Still needed to enter Australia
The QLD RAT is in addition
 

N860CR

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Are we sure that it doesn’t mean after arrival in Queensland? I suspect that’s what’s intended and it’s just been written in Queensland English. This would be inline with the other states.
 
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Thanks BudgetFly.
What I need to do before I travel | COVID-19 and the border is very helpful and (mostly) very clear. My only reservation is that the traveller I'm trying to assist has to do it all on a smartphone and some of those pages are very wordy and definitely designed for a decent-sized screen.

thanks again
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Are we sure that it doesn’t mean after arrival in Queensland? I suspect that’s what’s intended and it’s just been written in Queensland English. This would be inline with the other states.
The Qld RAT has to be done within 24 hours after arrival in Qld. Some people are wondering if that's too early for an infection picked up en route ...
 

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The Qld RAT has to be done within 24 hours after arrival in Qld. Some people are wondering if that's too early for an infection picked up en route ...
Depends on what you mean by 'en route'. If you mean since your pre-departure PCR (Federal requirement), there is plenty of time to gain an infection.
 

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None wasn't given to us at SYD airport. We purchased a few boxes from overseas seeing all the news and stories about shortages here .
 

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Didn’t even see any NSW Health officials at SYD last night. All the checks are being done by the airlines before departure so once you land in Australia, other than a couple of pre-recorded messages they make you listen to, the arrivals process was pretty much the same as pre covid.
 
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