Access through Queensland's borders will be restricted from 12.01am, Thursday 26 March 2020, to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) through the state.
These measures include:
- Police checks on vehicles crossing the border
- Travellers arriving at Queensland airports will be screened by enforcement officers
- Unless you are exempt from quarantine requirements, you will have to enter 14 days of quarantine if you still want to come to Queensland.
- Freight of any goods
- Emergency vehicles
- Emergency workers
- Those who travel to and from work, education and childcare in NSW, SA and NT
- Medical treatment
- FIFO workers
- Court orders including Family Court
- Other compassionate grounds.
In light of this update, holiday-makers from other states are encouraged not to visit Queensland. More information on exemptions here. Keep an eye out for updates on my Facebook page. The online portal enabling members of the public to apply for a QLD Entry Pass can now be accessed via www.qld.gov.au/border-pass. The portal is designed for non-residents who have a need for essential travel into Queensland