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Queensland Police say that as a result of the latest COVID outbreak, border checkpoints have been reinstated at all major border crossings across the Gold Coast this morning.

To ensure priority and timely access through road borders, police are urging all motorists to print their border declaration passes and display them on windscreens.

For drivers without access to printers, police ask that you have border passes easily accessible on your smart device.

Queensland border crossing. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Motorists can expect police-controlled vehicle checkpoints at three locations across the Gold Coast:

  • Gold Coast Highway and Coolangatta Road
  • M1 Northbound near Stewarts Road
  • Griffith Street and Stuart Street, Coolangatta

Hard border closures will be in place in the below locations (motorists and residents can expect high visibility checks and patrols):

  • Boundary Street and Clarke Street
  • Dixon Street and Bay Street
  • Miles Street
  • Leeward Terrace and Tooloon Street
  • Kent Street near Murraba Crescent
  • Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin ValleyDixon & Florence
  • Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Natural Bridge

Delays are expected at the road border checkpoints as people adopt to the new border restrictions. Travellers are asked to plan accordingly and to remain patient.

Police say that 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 fourteen days.

 

 


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