August 26, 2021
Queensland police have warned that changes to the hotel quarantine system have been implemented for anyone travelling into Queensland from hotspot locations in Australia.
From noon on Wednesday (August 25) until noon on September 8, Queensland residents and new arrivals from NSW, Victoria and the ACT will need to reapply for a border pass.
Anyone intending to move who has been in a hotspot in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Queensland without an exemption.
Over the next fortnight, border passes will still be issued to those who are eligible, however applicants will be provided a time period for when they can arrive in Queensland.
The pause on arrivals for two weeks is aimed at easing hotel quarantine capacity while still ensuring people with exemptions (such as medical or compassionate grounds) are given priority.
The pause does not apply to cohorts with existing arrangements such as travelling to Queensland for essential health care, court orders, child custody arrangements and specialist workers.
The borders will remain open for all emergency situations.
- More information is available online