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Queensland’s Wellcamp COVID quarantine facility to take first arrivals this weekend
Georgie Hewson and Lucy Robinson
4 Feb 2022
Queensland’s controversial Wellcamp quarantine facility is set to welcome its first “guests”.
A small group of unvaccinated international travellers will be taken by bus to the site, just outside Toowoomba, from Brisbane.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the travellers were today in hotel quarantine in Brisbane after flying in from New Zealand and would be transferred to Wellcamp tomorrow.
“We will gradually expand the number of cabins in use at Wellcamp,” he said.
“You’ll recall all the debates about why it was important to phase out hotel quarantine and have a dedicated facility and I’m certainly pleased to have it now.”
Five hundred beds in the facility are ready for guests, with another 500 expected to be ready by early April.
There are no restrictions on fully vaccinated international travellers entering Queensland and they are not required to quarantine