Adults and children are now required to obtain individually issued passes if they hope to enter the enter state, under new and intensified border restrictions.
Adults and children are now required to obtain individually issued passes if they hope to enter the enter state, under new and intensified border restrictions.

Vehicle passes voided as police tighten border controls

MORE restrictions have been put in place to tighten existing state border controls in order to help reduce COVID-19 spread.

From midnight last night, all Queenslanders returning home from interstate now require a new Queensland Entry Pass.

Police warn motorists all existing green entry and vehicle passes have voided as of 12.01am this morning.

The Queensland Government is introducing new border control measures effective Friday where Queenslander residents crossing the border back into Queensland will also now need a permit. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
The Queensland Government is introducing new border control measures effective Friday where Queenslander residents crossing the border back into Queensland will also now need a permit. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

New passes will be individually issued and each person entering the state, including children, will require an application which can be made here.

Queensland police have also said any exempt resident, including interstate freight transport services, who arrives in Queensland must self-quarantine if they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot area.

Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Mark Wheeler and Senior Sergeant B Murphy inspect the new Heavy concrete barriers which replaced the Plastic water filled ones on the NSW / QLD border on Miles Street Kirra. Photo: Scott Powick, Newscorp
Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Mark Wheeler and Senior Sergeant B Murphy inspect the new Heavy concrete barriers which replaced the Plastic water filled ones on the NSW / QLD border on Miles Street Kirra. Photo: Scott Powick, Newscorp

All exempt residents must abide by the 14-day quarantine unless their travel was for an essential purpose.

Heavy concrete blocks remain along Gold Coast borders to stop unessential travel as they continue to stay in place for an indefinite time period.

Originally published as Vehicle passes voided as police tighten border controls



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