Saturday, April 13, 2024

Queensland border pass put to test

Queensland’s COVID-19 border protection system now includes applications for a Border Declaration Pass, except for visitors who have been in Victoria in the past 14 days.

From today (10 July), any person travelling from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration and undertaking to present for a COVID-19 test if they develop symptoms.

Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days, including Victoria, must not enter Queensland.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the border restrictions also involved mandatory testing.

“Anyone who is coming into Queensland, if you feel sick, you must get tested immediately. That’s part of the border declaration, mandatory testing,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Opening our borders to states and territories that do not have community transmission will be a huge boost for the Queensland economy as part of our job-creating plan to unite and recover from the worldwide damage of COVID-19.”

As of July 10 there remain two active cases, 1057 recovered and a total of 1068 cases in Queensland.

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