New South Wales areas added to Queensland border restrictions

Police at the NSW/QLD border checkpoint at Goondiwindi.
Police at the NSW/QLD border checkpoint at Goondiwindi.

New South Wales areas have been added to QLD border restrictions following the declaration of two new COVID-19 hotspots yesterday.

From midday Tuesday, July 14, anyone who has been in the local government areas of Liverpool or Campbelltown in the past 14 days will not be able to enter QLD.

The whole state of Victoria also remains a declared COVID-19 hotspot.

Queensland's border restrictions mean people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days will no longer be able to quarantine in QLD and will be turned away at the state's border.

Queensland residents who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot can return home but will be required to quarantine in government provided accommodation at their expense.

The Chief Health Officer declared the NSW areas as hotspots following a public alert of multiple cases of COVID-19 being traced to the Crossroads Hotel at Casula.

The immediate border restriction changes may cause delays at police border checkpoints and those travelling into QLD are being urged to exercise patience and factor likely delays into their travel schedule.

Everyone entering the state must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass online before travelling to QLD.

Police will continue to conduct random interceptions of those progressing through priority passage to ensure the validity of declarations.

Providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4,003 fine.

The Queensland Border Declaration Pass can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass and is valid for seven days.