The data Queensland the government has denied ever considering requiring domestic travelers to require a PCR Covid test certificate upon arrival in the state.
The Queensland will abolish the quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers who provide a negative PCR test from hot spots after 80% of Queenslanders have received a double dose.
The Federal Minister of Health, Greg Hunt , confirmed Tuesday evening that the cost of PCR tests will be covered by the Commonwealth and Depa United States.
Its confirmation came after a nearly week-long row with the Queensland government over who would pay for it. testing.
Hunt says the only reason the funding for the test was lowboth was because Queensland required a PCR test certificate.
"The Premier of Queensland has been questioned " he said said Wednesday morning on Nine 's Today.
"We suspect it was an accident, but I am glad the current provisions are there. "
However, the Queensland government has denied ever considering requiring a certificate, rather than 'an SMS.
"At no point did we say that a PCR test certificate was required for travelers arriving from national hot spots "a Queensland government official told AAP on Wednesday.
Hunt's office has been requested to comment on his claim that Queensla is planning to require a certificate.
Queensland Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski,confirmed last week that SMS would be acceptable.
However, some state government websites have stated that the results of SMS testing should include a traveler's name and date of birth.
This personal information is generally not provided in texts from state testing centers.
The feud continued until Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed that one text would be sufficient.
"We are considering this, to have an SMS would be nice " she told reporters on Tuesday.
Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe then issued a statement confirming that texting was acceptable.
Hunt then clarified that the tests, without certificates, would continue to be free for travelers.ational.
"The only thing that has changed is that after accepting the SMS confirmation for 18 months, then the being rejected for 24 hours, Queensland accepts the same text messages again, dropping their certificate request, "he said. in a statement on Twitter Tuesday night.
A federal government official told the AAP that although the Queensland government has not demanded test certificate, he had never specified that he had not done so. need one.
Latest figures show that 85% of eligible Queenslanders have received a dose of vaccine, with 74% fully vaccinated.
Palaszczuk also admitted on Tuesday that the 72-hour PCR test limit would exclude overnight or short trips between states for most Queenslanders.
"So at the moment, go to Sydneyfor a day or two would be out of the question until we get to that 90 percent double dose, "she said.
Queensland has not registered any new local 1 case of Covid-19 acquired on Tuesday and 1 in hotel quarantine.