Australians who travel around the country could soon be allowed to use a rapid antigen test instead of lining up at a Covid clinic following a national cabinet meeting.
Instead, the federal government is urging those states to allow travellers to produce a rapid antigen test result to pass a border check point.
‘What Omicron means is we will see I think greater use of these rapid antigen tests,’ Mr Morrison said.
‘Now they’re tax deductible if you need to take one for work purposes.’
Australians who travel around the country could be allowed to use a rapid antigen test instead of lining up at a Covid clinic, following a national cabinet meeting (pictured is a long Covid test queue in Sydney)
Mr Morrison noted that a quarter of people lining up for a PCR or polymerase chain reaction test were asymptomatic.
‘We’ve all seen the terrible queues and the long waits people have had – some 20 to 25 per cent, one in five, one in four people waiting in those queues are not symptomatic,’ he said.
‘They’re not a close contact, they’re not even a casual contact.’