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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 00:00 am

Queensland border Covid-19 test: Travellers don’t need to pay $150 to enter

Queensland border Covid-19 test: Travellers don’t need to pay $150 to enter
People travelling into Queensland from December 17 will not have to pay $150 for a Covid-19 test, despite widespread confusion over border rules.

People travelling to Queensland will not have to pay $150 for a Covid-19 test, despite an odd spat between the Premier and Health Minister.A war of words erupted between Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Health Minister Greg Hunt over speculation that travellers to the Sunshine State would need to pay for the test.Yesterday, Ms Palaszczuk posted a tweet claiming the Health Minister was committed to funding the pricey tests so travellers would not be slugged with the bill.A war of words has erupted between Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and health Minister Greg Hunt.

Picture: Nigel Hallett But late on Tuesday night, Mr Hunt hit back in a tweet of his own, claiming “the claim is false” and that the federal government had always funded half the cost only.” ‘Orchestrated campaign to confuse’ Meanwhile, Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has accused the federal government of conducting an “orchestrated campaign to confuse people” over the $150 PCR test saga.

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