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What you need to know before travelling to Queensland

The Queensland police say that an improved border pass system to streamline the process of entering Queensland will be introduced tomorrow.

With Queensland border restrictions on COVID-19 hotspots of Greater Sydney and Victoria remaining in place, all travellers to Queensland are reminded to apply in advance for a border declaration pass.

The upgraded system will be implemented on Tuesday, November 10, streamlining processing at border checkpoints and strengthening compliance measures.

The online application process will remove confusion around pass types by auto-selecting passes for applicants based on the information they provide.

All applicants will need to upload supporting documents for validation which may take up to three business days to be processed. Travellers should bring their hard copy documents to border control while the new system is phased in.

There is no need for people with existing Queensland Border Declaration Passes to re-apply as all valid passes will continue to be honoured.

Revamped system was designed to streamline processes

Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said the revamped system was designed to streamline processes while ensuring compliance with border restrictions was maintained. ‘This is an automated system to remove confusion and assist in speeding up processing at the border.

‘The improvements to the system will further reduce the risk to Queenslanders by strengthening enforcement measures on those who seek to enter our state with false declarations.

Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said that while most people coming into Queensland do the right thing, there have been a number of instances of people attempting to blatantly disobey the directions and make false declarations.

‘The new improvements address concerns and give a very clear message that if you don’t have a valid border pass, you will not be granted access into Queensland.

‘We urge everyone coming into Queensland to plan ahead and make sure you apply for a border pass before your travel.’

For more information and to apply for a border declaration pass visit: www.qld.gov.au/border-pass

 


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmm…. three days to upload documentation? “All applicants will need to upload supporting documents for validation which may take up to three business days to be processed. Is this a mistake guys? This is streamlining the process?

  2. So it coild tske up to three WORKING days to get a border pass. And they say this is simplifying things? And having waited three days, do we still end up with an A4 sized paper pass to display. So glad they didn’t decide to make it hardee to get a pass!

  3. What a disgrace to stop families visiting each other, and to stop people from one state accessing medical care and services in another state, and carrying on with this state border fiasco. Where are we? in an iron curtain country under occupation of foreign fascist dictatorship? Will we be tattooed next with digital ID deciding our movements according to our “vaccination” history? Everyone pussyfooting about around the beaurcocratic details of the human measures instead of making a stand against the blatant human rights abuses. This government is rogue and farce.

  4. It is easier to get into China compared to Queensland. China I only needed a visa, this mob here in Queensland, want to know what you had for breakfast, before you cross the border,

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