Plan ahead and pack your patience as borders open

RACQ has reminded motorists to pack their patience ahead of the Queensland borders opening tomorrow (Friday 10 July) to all States and Territories except for Victoria.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said long delays were expected at the border into Queensland from New South Wales due to an increase in traffic.

“From tomorrow, Queensland is back in business and will be welcoming visitors from across Australia,” Ms Ritchie said.

“However, this will mean there may be long delays at the border as Queensland’s tourism industry takes off again.

“We’re urging motorists to please allow extra travel time and be patient. The measures in place are there to protect the safety of everyone.”

Ms Ritchie said everyone crossing the border would need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass, except freight transport drivers.

“Get in and get organised from today and make sure you have your pass ready to go,” she said.

“This will help make the process more streamlined and reduce delays for everyone.

“It’s important to note that each individual in the vehicle travelling into Queensland will need their own pass, including children.

“Once your pass is approved, you have to enter Queensland within seven days, otherwise you will have to apply for a new pass.”

For live traffic conditions, visit RACQ’s Road Conditions website.