More Australian border closures - Queensland closes border with NSW

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Queensland borders will close to New South Wales & the Australian Capital Territory from 1am Saturday, August 8.

  • All visitors will be denied entry except for rare exemptions & returning Queenslanders will have to pay for 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.
  • Queensland's Chief Health Officer has declared all of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory as hotspots.
  • Only residents of border communities and essential workers, such as truck drivers, will be able to cross the border.
  • border closure will be reviewed at the end of the month.
Info via Qld Premier tweet

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The free transit of people, good and services across internal borders in Australia is a positive for economic growth. This is not (ps. that is not a criticism of the Qld move, the state has done a good job on limiting the coronavirus spread. Bungling (to put it mildly) has led to a new economically devastating lock down in Melbourne, capital city of the state of Victoria).

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