Gunning for a holiday? Well, in news announced by QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this very morning, the state will finally open its borders to NSW on December 1.
Premier Palaszczuk made the decision this morning after a discussion with Dr Jeannette Young, QLD's Chief Health Officer. It comes after NSW met Dr Young's benchmark of no new COVID-19 cases (acquired via community transmission) for 28 days.
"Dr Young is now satisfied that they have reached the 28 days," the premier said this morning. So, can I say to New South Wales, we will welcome you to Queensland from December 1."
Deputy Premier Steven Miles went as far as calling it a "great day for Australia".
Reportedly, NSW Premier Gladys Berejeklian is also feeling "very positive" about the news. Good vibes all 'round, apparently.
The QLD Premier added that VIC will hopefully join the fun tomorrow. "I have advised the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews that if they reach that 28 days tomorrow then they too will be open on December 1," she said.
UPDATE: November 25th, 2020: The finger crossing worked! After VIC recorded 28 straight days of no new community-acquired cases of COVID-19 today, they too will be able to travel to QLD (and vice versa) from December 1. Ms Palaszczuk revealed the news this morning.
Written by Reena Gupta, an Melbourne-based writer at MTV Australia. Follow her at Twitter at @purpletank