Queensland plans to "proceed" with reopening its borders, but is keeping an eye on the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says its too early to know if the variant will impact plans to scrap quarantine for vaccinated domestic arrivals once it hits 80 per cent vaccination target.
"At this stage the plan is still to proceed," she told reporters on Monday.
The premier sidestepped a question about what could derail the plan.
But she said more information about Omicron would be shared at Tuesday's national cabinet meeting.
"Let me have a look at the report first, but as I said, we're in a good position because we have mandatory hotel quarantine," Ms Palaszczuk said.
It was unclear how many travellers from southern Africa were in Queensland, the premier said, but they would be in mandatory hotel quarantine.
"So if there is anything, it'll be detected in hotel quarantine," she said.
"I am a bit worried about how many people are in Australia at the moment that are not in hotel quarantine, so I'd like some answers on that tomorrow."
The premier wouldn't say if NSW and Victoria, which have ordered international arrivals to isolate for 72 hours, should reinstate hotel quarantine.
However, she said the emergence of Omicron vindicated her quarantine facility at Wellcamp, which has been criticised as a "white elephant".
"One of our best defences in this pandemic has been the use of our hotel quarantine, that's been a model that has been used around the world," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"Let me get the information first, but I'm very thankful that Queensland still is using mandatory hotel quarantine for international arrivals, especially now we've seen a new variant and we don't know what that variance means."
Queensland recorded no new local cases on Monday morning, but five new cases emerged in hotel quarantine after 6980 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the five cases were one family who had travelled to the state through Pakistan.
After quarantine is scrapped for fully vaccinated domestic travellers, it will be scrapped for vaccinated international travellers once 90 per cent of Queenslanders are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated people will also be banned from all state venues such as restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, theatres, cinemas and sporting venues from December 17.
Vaccines are already mandatory for health workers, aged care workers and police, with Mr Miles saying there could be mandates.
"Extending mandates to staff in groups is something that we've said we'll consider and continue to discuss," the deputy premier said.
"Right now, we are seeing a big uplift driven by those 17 December (sic) freedoms, people wanting to get access to those rewards for getting vaccinated, and that is driving our vaccination rate up.
"We'll obviously continue to monitor that, continue to take advice about what the most appropriate measures are."
Education Minister Grace Grace said a vaccine mandate was being considered for the education and childcare sectors.
She said there was still time to mull a decision given schools will break for the year before restrictions ease.
"So it's still under active consideration and we have to make an announcement fairly soon," she told reporters.
"But there's plenty of time; school breaks up for the summer on the 10th of December."
The latest figures show 76.08 per cent of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 86.27 per cent have had one dose.
Australian Associated Press
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