4 cheap overseas holidays you can take now that QLD borders are open

Posted: 19 January 2022 5:41 pm
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With self-quarantine measures scrapped, travelling overseas from Queensland just got a whole lot easier.

It was an exciting time back in November 2021 when Australians were allowed to travel overseas again after nearly 2 years.

But for our friends in the Sunshine State, it's been a little less straightforward as Queensland has kept quarantine rules in place for travellers returning from overseas. That all changes shortly.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today that from 1am Saturday 22 January, fully-vaccinated international travellers will be allowed to enter the state without having to self-quarantine.

Returning vaccinated international travellers will need to do a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of their arrival.

This is great news for travellers who have wanted to leave and return to Queensland to visit family and friends on holiday. So where can you go? We've rounded up the 4 cheapest international destinations for Queenslanders in February.

NOTE: Price estimations retrieved 19 January from Skyscanner's flight search engine. Prices may vary, compare to save before you book.

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1. Fiji

There's no better escape than Fiji for when you just want to get away from it all. Find peace and a new state of being by embracing "Fiji time".

See our guide for travelling to Fiji for all the latest travel requirements.

Prices:

Find cheap flights to Fiji from your city

NOTE: Price estimations retrieved 19 January from Skyscanner's flight search engine. Prices may vary, compare to save before you book.


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2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia is a country full of rich history including influences from Malay, Chinese, Indian and English cultures. Find yourself lost in cities like Kuala Lumpur (called KL colloquially), relaxing by the beach, exploring temples or marvelling at the rainforests.

See our guide for travelling to Malaysia for all the latest travel requirements.

Prices:

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NOTE: Price estimations retrieved 19 January from Skyscanner's flight search engine. Prices may vary, compare to save before you book.


Marina bay sands in Singapore

3. Singapore

Bordering Malaysia, the small tropical island-nation of Singapore can rival it for scrumptious cuisine, with amazing hawker food markets that find a place within many a traveller's heart. Getting up close to Singapore city's exciting architecture is just an entree in a country with endless opportunities for adventure.

See our guide for travelling to Singapore for all the latest travel requirements.

Prices:

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NOTE: Price estimations retrieved 19 January from Skyscanner's flight search engine. Prices may vary, compare to save before you book.


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4. Phuket, Thailand

Escape to the beautiful Thai island, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the South East Asian country. Relax on the beach and swim in the blue waters for the ultimate island getaway.

See our guide for travelling to Thailand for all the latest travel requirements.

Prices:

Find cheap flights to Thailand from your city

NOTE: Price estimations retrieved 20 January from Skyscanner's flight search engine. Prices may vary, compare to save before you book.


What can I do to protect my trip?

Before you book, familiarise yourself with your airline's flexibility policy. This will be key as you may be able to change your date if circumstances change.

Don't forget to take out travel insurance. Some insurers now provide cover for COVID-19, which may give you peace of mind while travelling.

How do I get COVID-19 travel insurance?

What do I need to do before I leave?

See our comprehensive international travel guide with all the pre-departure rules, how to find your international vaccine passport and more to help navigate the new world of international travel.

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