A new Queensland Border Crossing Declaration Pass available online

The online portal enabling members of the public to apply for the Queensland Border Declaration Pass is now live.

The completed declaration is a requirement for everyone including Queensland residents who are returning to Queensland as of midday on Friday, July 3.

State Disaster Coordinator Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said previous border entry passes into Queensland would be invalid from midday.

“Each person travelling must have a completed Queensland Border Declaration Pass and those travelling by road need to have one clearly displayed within their vehicle to enable priority passage,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“They must also carry identification which show a residential address.

“The Queensland Border Declaration Pass is a print-at-home document and issued following the completion of an online questionnaire.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to understand and listen to the Queensland public health directions and follow them closely, including those who intend to travel into Queensland from other states.

“Border restrictions apply to all travel to Queensland by air, sea, rail or road.

“Police will conduct random interceptions of those progressing through priority passage to ensure the validity of declarations.”

Anyone coming to Queensland who has been in Victoria or another hotspot within the last 14 days will be required to quarantine in a designated hotel at their own cost. This includes Queenslanders returning home from Victoria or other hotspot areas.

Failure to comply with quarantine directions and border restrictions can result in on-the-spot fines of $1,334 for individuals and $6,672 for corporations.

Providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4,003 fine.

The Queensland Entry Declaration can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass and is valid for seven days.

Queensland Border Declaration Pass

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry to Queensland and travel to remote communities is temporarily restricted by the Chief Health Officer under the Border Restrictions Direction (Opens in new window).

You are only allowed to enter Queensland if you are an exempt person or have been granted an exemption from Queensland’s Chief Health Officer AND you have a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

A separate declaration pass is required for each individual, including children, and all travelers in your party must be eligible to enter Queensland. If an individual seeking to enter Queensland is a child or a person with impaired capacity, a parent or guardian may complete this form on behalf of the person.

Once your Queensland Border Declaration Pass is approved you will need to enter Queensland within 7 days. If you don’t you will need to apply for a new Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

Please note, access to remote communities is currently restricted by the Chief Health Officer. A separate Communities Entry Pass is required for travel to a designated area (remote communities). You will need both a Queensland Entry Pass AND Communities Entry Pass if your travel involves both a border crossing and entry to a designated area.Last updated:3 July 2020

Queensland border restrictions

To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Queensland Government is implementing restricted entry to Queensland from 12:01 am on Saturday, 11 April 2020.

These restrictions provide for the continuation of essential goods and services for Queenslanders.

Source: The State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2019
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