Queensland Police, State border changes: what you need to know

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Queensland’s state border restrictions are easing, allowing travellers from Covid-19 domestic hotspots to enter the state without having to quarantine from Monday.

From 1am, December 13, anyone entering Queensland from domestic hotspots such as New South Wales and Victoria, will have to complete a border declaration pass.

Travellers can arrive by road or air provided they are fully vaccinated and can provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test in the previous 72 hours.

They will also have to obtain a Covid-19 test on day five after their arrival.

You must receive a negative Covid-19 result before applying for a border pass, unless you live within the border zone area.

More information about getting a Covid-19 test in New South Wales is available here, or testing information for Victoria is available here.

Residents living in the declared border zone will be able to move freely across the border without the need for a PCR test, however, they will still need to be vaccinated and have a valid border pass.

Unvaccinated border zone residents will be restricted to travel for essential reasons.

New border passes can be obtained on the here from midnight, Sunday night.

Road border traffic

Extensive delays are expected at state border crossings on Monday and Tuesday (December 13-14) with anticipation there will be high volumes of returning Queensland residents and travellers driving into the state.   

The Queensland Police Service will be conducting compliance activities at the road border checkpoints and motorists may be intercepted for verification of their declaration pass and supporting evidence.

We recommend the following for people crossing road borders:

  • Ensure your border pass is printed and clearly on display on your windscreen
  • Do not attempt to cross the border without a valid pass as you will be turned around
  • Consider travelling outside peak periods and after Monday if possible  
  • Plan for delays exceeding 60 minutes at high peak times
  • Remain patient and follow the directions of signage and officer’s directions

For more information, visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au.

Source:  The State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2021

Queensland Police Media · 200 Roma Street · Brisbane, Queensland 4000 · Australia
myPolice on Dec 10, 2021

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