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Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the criteria to reopen the state's borders has been 28 days of no new coronavirus diagnoses which could not be traced to another known case.

"We know how tough this has been on families, this is a great day, it is exciting news, and it has met the requirements that Dr Young (Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young) has set," Ms Palaszczuk said Tuesday morning.

"In further good news, tomorrow is the day Victoria will meet that threshold so I will update everybody again tomorrow morning."

Ms Palaszczuk said she has been in touch with both the NSW and Victoria premiers to inform them of her decision, and it is likely the border will also be open to Victorians on December 1.

"I have advised the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews that if they reach that 28 days tomorrow then they too will be open on the first of December," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Ms Palaszczuk said the announcement would also be welcomed by airlines and the tourism industry.

"We are in contact with the airlines, we know how important it is that the airlines are able to plan," she said.

"People are able to plan for their holidays as well and Queensland is good to go."

Despite the announcement, Dr Young warned that another outbreak could happen again and urged Queenslanders with any symptoms to get a test.

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