Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the State’s borders will reopen from July 10 to all other states except Victoria.
Tough border measures will also be introduced for anyone coming from Victoria, including mandatory hotel quarantine.
Here’s how it will work –
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From 12 noon, July 3 –
- Any person (whether a Queensland resident or non-Queensland resident) who has been in any local government area within the State of Victoria within the last 14 days should not come to Queensland. If they do, they must undergo mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for a minimum of 14 days.
- Queensland residents must not travel to any local government area in Victoria.
- The Queensland Government will implement enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening.
From 12 noon 10 July –
- From 10 July 2020, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration.
- If any person entering Queensland from whatever place has spent time in any local government area in Victoria during the past 14 days, they will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.
- All persons entering Queensland must complete and sign a border declaration stating they have not been to any local government area in Victoria in the past 14 days. Penalties up to $4000 apply for false
- All flights will be checked and road vehicle borders will be enforced.
- Police will enforce quarantine.
- A person who refuses testing in quarantine will be subject to a further 10-day period at cost
Source: Queensland Government