Queensland residents reminded of border restrictions

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myPolice on Sep 10, 2020 @ 9:29am

Queensland residents planning on travelling interstate are being reminded about border restrictions in place for returning travellers.

Since, August 8, the Queensland border has been closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot (Victoria, New South Wales and ACT) in the previous 14-day period unless they receive an exemption.

Residents living in the declared 'border zones' can apply for a Queensland border declaration 'X' pass but will only be permitted to travel within the border zone in Queensland and New South Wales.

Motorists with 'G' passes are not allowed to enter Queensland via the roadway and will need to travel into Queensland via air or reapply for one of the other passes if they meet the criteria.

Gold Coast District Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said officers were still seeing motorists attempting to cross the Gold Coast/Tweed border checkpoints with invalid border passes.

"With September school holidays coming up and sporting competitions such as the upcoming 2020 Tweed Coast Pro this weekend, it is important people fully understand the restrictions before leaving Queensland," Chief Superintendent Wheeler said.

"Anyone planning on crossing the border to New South Wales must understand they will not be able to re-enter Queensland by road unless they are able to obtain a valid Queensland border declaration pass.

"Queenslanders trying to return to home from New South Wales without a valid pass will be required to fly into Queensland and quarantine for 14 days in government arranged accommodation at their own expense.

For more information including questions and answers about the new restrictions click here.

The current Queensland Border Declaration Passes consist of the following categories:
X PASS: Border zone resident, issued to persons living in a border zone who are not required to quarantine.

S PASS: Specialist, issued to exempt persons who have been to a COVID-19 declared hotspot and are not required to quarantine.

F PASS: Freight, issued to freight, logistics and transport workers who are not required to quarantine.

Q PASS: Quarantine Direction, issued to a person who is allowed to enter Queensland but must quarantine.

 

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