Border closure – people from ‘hot spots’ must not enter Queensland

Enhanced border controls to enter Queensland will take place from 12 noon today, Friday, 10 July.

The Queensland police have said in a media statement that the ‘The Queensland government will implement enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening’.

Any person who has been to a COVID-19 hotspot during the last 14 days will not be allowed entry to Queensland except under strict conditions.

‘The only exceptions (and subject to strict conditions), are:

  • A Queensland resident returning home who will be subject to government directed quarantine
  • A person entering to perform an essential activity listed in the Chief Health Officer’s Border Direction
  • A person listed in other limited categories as listed in the border direction,’ state the police.

Border declaration

Any person entering from any other state or territory can enter Queensland if they fill out and sign a border declaration and if they undertake to present for a COVID-19 test if they develop symptoms.

‘Any person who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days, including Victoria, must not enter Queensland,’ state the police.

You can apply for a border declaration pass to enter Queensland online at border pass Queensland.

‘Please be prepared and patient if travelling to Queensland. If eligible to enter, you should complete the border pass declaration in advance and allow extra travel time,’ say the police in their media statement.

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