The day Queensland reported its deadliest 24 hours, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced all domestic border controls would be removed from 1am on Saturday.
The state will drop all domestic border controls, with the Omicron variant already widespread in the community and 90 per cent of eligible Queenslanders expected to be fully vaccinated next week.
At least 91.33 per cent of people have had at least one dose and 88.18 are now double dosed with the premier urging people to have their booster shots as soon as possible.
Border checkpoints will be removed and travellers will no longer have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from early Saturday.
"They do not have to show that they've had the border pass, they don't have to show that they have to state that they've had a RAT test, rapid antigen test," Ms Palaszczuk added.
"But this is the time and the time it's now right as we head towards hitting that 90 per cent."
International restrictions, Ms Palaszczuk said, will remain in place until Queensland hits the vaccination target.
Oopening the borders was a big decision, she said, but it was the correct choice as the state moved forward.
"It's a decision that's needed as we reached the peak of this Omicron wave and operationally the police are needed at the frontline," the premier said.
"Their job has absolutely kept Queenslanders safe but now is the time for the barricades to come down, and for the police to come home and the police to continue about their normal operational duties."
Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said the border changes reflect the changing nature of the cases across Australia.
"It was important throughout 2021 that we controlled those people coming from hotspots and had restrictions around that - it is becoming less important by the day because this virus could be in any jurisdiction," Ms D'Ath said.
"We should assume that anyone travelling around Australia domestically could have the virus."
Ms D'Ath said the focus had shifted to restrictions for those who remain unvaccinated.
"Our restrictions around who can access certain venues and events remain because we are still wanting to make sure that only fully vaccinated people are entering those venues and those events that are more likely to see fast transmission."
Overnight, the state recorded six deaths, 14,914 new cases and 2812 positive rapid antigen tests.
Twenty-six people are being treated in intensive care, the number of people needing ventilation has fallen to 10 and more than 500 people are being treated in hospital.
Almost 6000 children aged 5-11 were vaccinated on Wednesday.
The number of children now receiving their first vaccination has now hit 18,598.
Australian Associated Press
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