Sport France implies a mandatory test to off-EU travelers, vaccinated or not
Dominic Perrottet and Greg Hunt blast Annastacia Palaszczuk
The health minister has sent off a strongly worded letter to Queensland to reconsider and look at rapid antigen testing as an alternative to its border arrangements.The Sunshine state will reopen for tourists once 80 per cent of its vaccine-eligible residents are double-jabbed - which could be as early as December 6.
The propagation of the Omicron variant constrained the executive to tighten the screw on international travel. A negative screening test at COVID-19 will be imposed on any traveler, vaccinated or not, from an outside country to the European Union, announced the Government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Wednesday 1 December at the exit of the Council Ministers.
This test should be less than 48 hours for vaccinated people and less than 24 hours for non-vaccinated.
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At-home Covid-19 tests are getting better. Experts say: Stock up for winter.
New tests promise lab-quality results in under an hour — all without having to get up off your couch. If you can find and afford at-home tests — whether they’re the relatively cheap antigen tests or their more expensive molecular cousins — experts say it will be particularly useful for you to have them on hand this fall and winter, for a few reasons. For Americans who got their first two doses this spring, immunity may well be waning. Data so far shows the vaccines’ effectiveness against infection tapers off around the six-month mark.
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Qld mulls isolation rules for vaccinated .
Queensland authorities are planning to stick with 14-day isolation for close contacts of COVID-19 cases after its borders reopen, but that may soon be halved.The state will scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated domestic travellers from virus hotspots who test negative on Monday.