Queensland brings in mandatory travel declarations over new Sydney infections

Everyone coming into Queensland will have to fill out a new travel declaration from this weekend after new local cases popped up in New South Wales.

There are now two new cases within the Sydney suburb of Bondi over the last 24 hours, with rapid contact tracing there.

Related article: Qld orders anyone who visited Sydney exposure sites to quarantine


From 1.00 am tomorrow, anyone who tries to enter Queensland, and has been to a Sydney exposure site, will be forced into hotel quarantine.

While Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is now urging people not to travel to the greater Sydney area.

Meantime, the hotspot declaration of Melbourne will remain in place for another seven days as well, despite the state recording no new local cases there overnight.

Premier Palaszczuk has also told state parliament that a new travel declaration will have to come into place so that contact tracers can better manage travellers.

She says it will come into place over the weekend.

“In order to better protect Queensland, I can announce all travellers to the state will require a new Queensland travel declaration.

“From 1.00 am Saturday June 19, travellers arriving in Queensland will have to complete this online declaration… That will make the job of contact tracing so much easier.

“Those living in border communities, are of course exempt.”

It’s expected to work similar to Victoria’s system, with red, amber and green ‘traffic light’ statuses handed out to applicants.

Green means they’re safe to travel here, Amber means they’ve been to a hotspot and must isolate and get tested, while Red means you’re not allowed to enter Queensland at all.

There have once again been no new local cases diagnosed in Queensland overnight, but six more infections were picked up in hotel quarantine.

It means there are 26 active infections around the whole state.

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Two cases….quick shut down the entire country. Muppets.

LOL. Muppets, yep.