Couple in 60s charged with lying on Qld border pass

A man and woman in their 60s are among several people who have been charged after allegedly lying on their border declaration forms to get into Queensland.

Officers detained the couple in Nanango yesterday after receiving a tip-off that they had allegedly travelled through the Goondiwindi checkpoint with false declarations on July 27.

The 63-year-old man and 68-year-old woman were immediately issued with notices to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on August 19 for failing to comply with the Queensland Border Direction and fraud.


The pair were also placed into mandatory hotel quarantine outside the South Burnett area.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old Weipa man was issued with an infringement notice and also placed into hotel quarantine after being intercepted in Cairns Airport yesterday.

It’s understood the man flew into Queensland from Canberra and failed to declare he had been in the coronavirus hotspot of Sydney.

Since July 10, twelve people have been issued with notices to appear in court, while 24 people have been issued with infringement notices for providing false information on their border declaration pass.

Anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot is banned from entering the sunshine state.

Queensland residents can return home, however they will be forced into quarantine in government provided accommodation at their own expense.