Carpentaria Shire Council has welcomed the easing of travel restrictions this weekend.
From midnight Friday the Queensland Government will permit recreational travel including overnight accommodation of 500km within the outback.
The Council said that any towns from surrounding outback areas within a 500km radius of Carpentaria Shire can travel here and book in Tourism Parks and Accommodation overnight.
That includes Cloncurry and Mount Isa, which Council says they have confirmed with police.
Carpentaria Shire Council said travel permits are still in place for people wishing to travel to Carpentaria, but this process is currently under review by management and changes to this process will be advised as soon as possible.
People can apply for their permit online at https://www.carpentaria.qld.gov.au/homepage/98/road-and-air-travel-permits
Deputy Mayor Bradley Hawkins said Carpentaria's tourism has been hit hard over the past few months and this will provide a much needed boost to local business".
Travel to nearby Burke Shire and Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire remains restricted due to these shires being pandemic declared areas as part of the Biosecurity Act which expires on June 18.