October 1, 2020

Queensland border restrictions eased on Thursday, allowing all Queensland residents to travel to the defined NSW border zone and return into Queensland.

From 1:00am on October 1, the defined NSW border zone has been extended however the remainder of NSW and all of Victoria remain declared COVID-19 hotspots.

These are closed to people travelling via road unless an exception applies, or the individual has been granted an exemption by the Chief Health Officer.

Queensland residents who intend to travel within the NSW border zone and re-enter Queensland must apply for an updated “X” pass, also known as a “Border Zone Resident Declaration Pass”.

The eased border restrictions also allow NSW border zone residents – who have not travelled to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days – to travel anywhere in Queensland for any purpose.

Providing false information on the declaration, or entering Queensland unlawfully, could result in a $4003 fine or a notice to appear in court.

Anyone with information about potential breaches of the Queensland COVID-19 Border Direction should report the matter online or call Policelink on 13-14-44 or Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.

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