Currently, the criteria to reopen its borders is 28 days of no community transmission.
But that could soon be dropped to just 14 days.
It comes as two people have been taken into police custody this morning for allegedly trying to cross into Queensland from NSW without an approved border declaration pass.
A man and a woman were arrested in Coolangatta at around 7am, after they allegedly attempted to enter Queensland.
The tough border rules are making headlines again this morning as Tourism Queensland pushes for a relaxing of the measures.
“The 28 day rule of no untraced community transmission, we are hoping our Chief Health Officer will revisit this,” CEO Daniel Gschwind said.
“We believe such a high bar is going to be very hard to achieve, it is almost aiming for elimination which appears to be a far off objective.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has previously called that 28-day requirement a “tall order”.
Whenever there is a case from an unknown source, and health authorities are unable to figure out how someone acquired the virus, the clock resets to zero.
NSW last achieved 14 days of no community transmission in mid-June.
The SMH reports senior members of the Queensland Government have confirmed a change in the criteria was being “considered”.
But Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, who is responsible for the state’s hardline approach, said yesterday that no decision had been made.
“We’re still concerned that in the past four weeks, there have been 14 cases in NSW of which the cause of transmission is unknown,” Dr Young said on Tuesday.
“We’ve all done so well to protect Queensland and we can’t let our hard work and sacrifices go to waste by rushing a critical decision.”
The Palaszczuk government has previously said an easing of border restrictions would not be considered until the end of September.
Dropping the 28-day rule to 14 would need to be agreed to by Chief Health Officers from all states and territories.
Source: 9News | News Colony