Australian state border restrictions

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I'm negotiating a Covid testing hurdle at present. I've got to look at a job on a mine site and have to have a negative test between 48 and 72 hours prior. Sounds easy but I'm in Tasmania and flying to Adelaide on a Tuesday. That means getting tested over the weekend and the only way I can do that is rock up to a drive through and use hay fever symptoms as justification. OK, I have now been tested due to having symptoms and will have to isolate until I get results but what if the results don't come through before my Tuesday flight? I can't fly because I'm in isolation. Catch 22!
Only viable option seems to be to get tested at Adelaide airport, then spend 48 hours in Adelaide. That of course pushes everything into the weekend and makes things difficult for those I'm meeting on site.

Isn't asymptomatic testing for certain critical essential cross border workers still in force?
 

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Isn't asymptomatic testing for certain critical essential cross border workers still in force?
Certainly is, if I were coming into Tasmania. Problem is I'm leaving Tasmania and going to another State. I can see this becoming an issue for any interstate travel where a negative test is required. The State you are leaving is not going to help because they have no interest in anything outside their borders.
 

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I think you covered that earlier. Something about power mad Premiers...?

No one has access though to know though, we had people requiring tests but worried about turnaround timelines so they had 3 to spread the risk. Worked.
 

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Oh it will be and is!

They just need to drop the testing requirements. Waste of time and money.

Goss only (so don’t flame): Speaking to some people in Tassie public services, apparently they are planning on dumping the 72 hour testing requirement in Jan / Feb :)
 

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Goss only (so don’t flame): Speaking to some people in Tassie public services, apparently they are planning on dumping the 72 hour testing requirement in Jan / Feb :)
Hardly goss. If you read the fine print of their road map it is there until 12/1/22 unless reviewed earlier.
"**the test will be in place for up to 4 weeks, subject to review."
 

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I'm quite confused about the requirements for entering Queensland having returned from an international flight - spent 15 days in NSW - then driving across the border (after 17th December - 80% double vax). The website says: "
  • have undertaken the Queensland-specified period of quarantine under the direction of another state or territory at home or in a government-nominated facility.
I don't think NSW will be in the business of providing direction of quarantine for those subsequently returning to Queensland. So does that mean I can't reenter Queensland - or simply say I haven't been overseas in the last 14 days? Or does one say I was under the direction of the state of NSW?
 

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I don’t think you will have to wait long
Alternatively see a GP who can do a CovidSwab but it won’t be free (Swab or GP)
No problem with the GP and I don't care whether it's free. I'll just charge the customer. Problem is the timing puts it on the weekend. As far as I know, drive through is the only way to get tested on the weekend, but I'm told it can take three days for results.
 
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I've seen nowhere adelaide requires a test for fully vaccinated except the above article so i'm not sure....
 

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