Virgin Australia is celebrating the opening of the Queensland border with a massive flight sale.
The airline has launched the Queensland Good to Go Sale, with flights to a number of Queensland destinations starting from as low as $59 one way.
The sale will end at midnight on Friday, December 17, unless sold out prior.
This comes after the Queensland border officially reopened this morning allowing separated Aussies to return home or visit their loved ones.
The sale includes 52 flights from all capital cities as well as Newcastle, Cairns, Launceston and Townsville.
Queensland borders open
Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said the state was prepared for higher COVID-19 case numbers.
“While [the border reopening] will mean a rise in COVID-19 cases, Queensland’s high vaccination rate means we are well prepared,” D’Ath said.
The relaxed border restrictions now mean:
Travellers from interstate hotspots can arrive by road or air
Travellers must be fully vaccinated
Travellers must provide a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours
No quarantine is required for the fully vaccinated
International arrivals must be fully vaccinated and return a negative COVID test within 72 hours of departure
International travellers will be required to get a test on arrival
International travellers must go into home or hotel quarantine for 14 days
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland’s cautious approach had kept the state safe.
“We will live with COVID, but on our terms,” Palaszczuk said.
“We must continue to protect the freedoms Queensland has enjoyed throughout the pandemic and the best way to do that is to continue getting vaccinated.”