Queensland will reopen its borders on July 10, but travel from Victoria will remain restricted.
Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said anyone who had travelled from Victoria, including Queensland residents, would be prevented from entering the state unless they quarantined at a hotel at their own expense.
We cannot risk removing our border restrictions for those people coming from areas in Victoria right now,” she said.
“The government will open the borders to other states from Friday, July 10, provided travellers complete a border declaration stating they have not been to local government areas in Victoria in the previous 14 days.”
A spike of virus cases in Victoria had many Queenslanders spooked about pulling down border blockades and potentially exposing the state to a second wave.
Victoria has detected 139 new cases in the past two days including a further 64 on Tuesday, while Queensland has recorded nine cases since the start of June.
Queensland's tourism industry is ecstatic interstate travellers will start flowing into the Sunshine State in less than two weeks when the border reopens.
Relief is how Queensland Tourism Industry Council boss Daniel Gschwind has described the news the border will open from July 10.
He says hotels and tourism operators have tight COVID-safe plans in place, and tourists should feel safe staying and playing in the Sunshine State.
"We are relieved and it's an outcome that we had hoped for," Mr Gschwind told AAP.
"The industry has worked hard on hygiene and cleanliness plans that not only satisfy the chief health officer but should give confidence to customers who have that at the top of their concerns."
The decision brought a broad smile to the face of Visit Sunshine Coast chair David Ryan.
He said Sunshine Coast tourism has been through one of the worst periods in recent decades and even with tourists flowing in, it will be a slow recovery.
"The decision to open the border with NSW will be a massive fillip for the local industry because the situation was looking rather grim for many operators after the school holidays," Mr Ryan said in a statement.
Tourists will have to complete a declaration stating they have not been in Victoria in the 14 days prior to entering the state.