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New travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland – What you need to know

Queenslanders asked to restrict movements over the next 6 weeks.

All travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

From 1am Saturday, June 19, anyone travelling to Queensland from a state or territory without a COVID-19 hotspot within Australia or from New Zealand will be required to complete the new Queensland Travel Declaration.

Travellers required to complete a Queensland Travel Declaration must do so within the 72-hour period before entering Queensland. The pass is then valid for 14 days.

An exception is provided for Queensland residents or New South Wales border zone residents (see map) who have only been in the New South Wales border zone or Queensland in the previous 14 days and are entering Queensland by road – these people are neither required to complete a Queensland Travel Declaration nor a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

The new travel requirement has been introduced to ensure Queensland Health can access information to undertake contact tracing in a timely manner.

Police continue to conduct random intercepts of vehicles entering Queensland through our road network and have a high-visibility policing present at Queensland airports, ensuring travellers are complying with the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

Police may ask travellers to produce a copy of their travel declaration pass.

Police continue to educate and show compassion when engaging with members of the public as we all work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Anyone who blatantly fails to provide a Queensland Travel Declaration could receive a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) of $1,334.

Anyone travelling into Queensland after 1am Saturday, June 19 from a state or territory without a COVID-19 hotspot can apply for a Queensland Travel Declaration here.

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