Couple charged for refusing to leave Qld after being denied entry

A man and woman who flew to the Gold Coast from Victoria have been charged after being denied entry into Queensland and then refusing to leave.

The pair landed on the Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon.

But they had incorrect border passes and were refused entry into the state.


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Police ordered the couple back onto the aircraft to be sent back to Victoria, but they refused.

“They were subsequently arrested, a 22-year-old male and a 21-year-old female,” Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman told the ABC.

“The male was transported to the Southport Watchhouse and he’ll be appearing at court today.

“The female was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital for unrelated, and certainly not COVID matters and she will also appear at court today to answer those charges of disobeying the directions of an emergency officer as well as some other health-related matters. ”

Police intercepted 8032 vehicles at our road borders on Sunday with 100 refused entry.

Seven people were sent into hotel quarantine while two Penalty Infringement Notices were handed out to people who tried to cross with incorrect passes.