Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski (Photo: QPS)

March 26, 2020

An online portal enabling members of the public to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass is now live.

The portal is designed for non-residents who have a need for essential travel into Queensland, relying upon an exemption category under the Chief Health Officer’s direction related to Border Crossing.

State Disaster Co-ordinator Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said the community should avoid all non-essential cross-border travel.

“The system went live with a soft launch last night. Applicants who are deemed eligible for an entry pass will be electronically issued a pass at the end of completing a short online form,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“The issued pass is print-at-home and applicants given instructions to display within their vehicle to enable priority passage.

“Border restrictions apply to all travel to Queensland by air, sea, rail or road.

“Essential food, supplies and services are being prioritised. The community can assist us by not trying to cross the border unless their travel is essential.”

Arrivals to Queensland from another State or Territory must self-isolate for 14 days unless they are an exempt person.

Failure to comply with quarantine directions can result in penalties of up to $13,345 for individuals and $66,672.50 for corporations.

The website can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass

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