Queensland minister apologises over border COVID-19 PCR test confusion ahead of peak tourist season

ABC | Nov 25, 2021 at 7:20 AM
  • Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said he is “sorry that there has been confusion” over PCR testing, as Gold Coast operators worry low occupancy rates will not improve for what should be the peak Christmas tourism season.
  • Instead of being nipped in the bud at the earliest opportunity, concerns over incoming travellers having to fork out up to $150 for a PCR test festered in the news cycle — and swelled — until a breakthrough on Tuesday afternoon, writes Kate McKenna.