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As of 1am, Saturday August 8, all visitors will be denied entry except for rare exemptions, and returning Queenslanders will have to pay for 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine. Photo Jeff Dawson.

All of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been declared as hotspots by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer.

From Saturday, 8 August, at 1am Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the border with New South Wales will close. All visitors will be denied entry except for rare exemptions, and returning Queenslanders will have to pay for 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.

The Premier said the hard border closure put Queenslanders first.

‘I said that when the moment came, I would not hesitate,’ the Premier said.

‘That moment has arrived.

‘Victoria hasn’t improved as we hoped and I won’t wait for New South Wales to get any worse.

‘I will not risk our state’s economic recovery by allowing COVID to spread. I will do everything I can to protect Queenslanders and the economy.’

For a list of COVID-19 hotspots declared by the Queensland government.

As of 1am, Saturday August 8, all visitors will be denied entry except for rare exemptions, and returning Queenslanders will have to pay for 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Who can still cross the border?

Only residents of border communities and essential workers, such as truck drivers, will be able to cross the border.

Exemptions – including for compassionate reasons – will be limited. Passes for border communities will be for those with proof of address and photo ID.

The Premier said providing notice gave people time to plan.

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles said recent examples showed a blatant disregard for the law.

‘The selfish and reckless actions of a few people are putting the safety of our community at risk and threatening to undo all of the good work of Queenslanders so far,’ Mr Miles said.

‘I urge Queenslanders not to travel interstate; the risks are too great. Stay in Queensland and stay safe.’

The Premier said the border closure would be reviewed at the end of the month.

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


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1 COMMENT

  1. lying @#$#@, hoax plandemic, a “virus” they have never isolated or actually proven to exist that has killed less people that skin rashes this year. 1200 suicides, all murdered by proxy by government. The entire australian government and state police should be facing charges of abuse of office and terrorism over this fake bullsh*t plandemic… its so obviously fake, you cant even call it a plandemic anymore, it has now become an IQ test

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