- Mar 30, 2007
So QLD only requires a RAT as a pre-departure test for international arrivals?
I'm not 100% certain, but tourists are not allowed into Australia currently, and that isn't changing with QLD anytime soon.
Entry requirements to Australia like pre departure testing (PCR currently required) and the categories of people who can come in are decided by the Federal Govt.
States can impose requirements once people have entered Australia. Qld requires a test of some sort a few days after arrival, RAT was mentioned, but detail yet to come.
Backpackers (on a working holiday visa) are now permitted entry. That is one class of tourism that has opened up.
Hopefully, run of the mill foreign national Australiophiles, who are always welcome, will be let in pretty soon. There is no real reason to keep them out any more.
Travel to Australia for fully vaccinated eligible visa holdersFrom 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders, including Working Holiday Makers (subclass 417 and 462 visa holders) can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.