Thursday, June 20, 2024

New border trio face court

Three Logan men will face court after allegedly travelling from Victoria and lying on their border declarations upon their return to Queensland.

Queensland Police say the trio allegedly travelled through the Queensland road border on the M1 at Coolangatta on Sunday with false ‘G’ pass declarations after spending several weeks in Melbourne.

They were detained by police overnight and immediately placed into hotel quarantine.

A 29-year-old Slacks Creek man, a 23-year-old Waterford man and a 25-year-old man from Loganlea have all been issued with notices to appear in court for failing to comply with the COVID-19 Queensland Border Direction.

Queensland’s border restrictions mean people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days will be turned away at the state’s border.

Queensland residents who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot can return home but are required to quarantine in government-provided accommodation at their own expense.

Since July 3, anyone entering Queensland has been required to complete a border declaration pass which is valid for seven days or until the person’s circumstances change.

Everyone entering the state must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass online before travelling to Queensland.

The Queensland Police Service said it was committed to ensuring everyone complied with public health directions and would continue to enforce restrictions at the border.

Providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4,003 fine or imprisonment.

The Queensland Entry Declaration can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass.

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