Business travel set to take off as QLD international border restrictions lifted
21st January 2022
Flight Centre Corporate has welcomed the Queensland Government announcement that quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers will be lifted from 1am on Saturday, 22 January, paving the way for business travel to take off once again to and from the Sunshine State.
Statistics from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade shows that in 2019-20, Queensland exported more than $90 billion worth of goods and services, while importing just over $61 billion, leaving a total balance of just over $30 billion.
Managing Director Australia James Kavanagh said pre-and post-arrival testing for business travellers was a real pain point for people wanting to trade and work in the Sunshine State and the new lifting of restrictions would provide real confidence in the corporate world.
“We’ve long championed vaccinations as the pathway to freedom and with all testing requirements now abolished, Queensland is very much open for business to the rest of the globe, it’s a significant day for the business travel world,” Mr Kavanagh said.
“Australia has been a world-leader when it comes to vaccination rates and you only have to look at the number of enquiries we’ve received and the number of searches carried out through both FCM and Corporate Traveller to know the pent-up demand to travel for business is very much there.