Border restriction reminder ahead of school holidays

The State’s peak motoring body has reminded Queenslanders to follow the current border rules, after police reported motorists had attempted crossing at the Gold Coast/Tweed checkpoints with invalid passes.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said with the school holidays coming up it was important anyone who had visited a hotspot did not try to cross the border without following the correct procedure.

“The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has visited hotspots unless they have an exemption – and that means those who’ve visited Victoria, New South Wales or ACT in the last 14 days,” Ms Ritchie said.

“If you’re returning home to Queensland you’re no longer able to drive across the border without an exemption and must fly in, then quarantine at your own expense for 14 days.

“While most Queenslanders are getting the hang of this new normal, we’re reminding everyone to do their part, take these restrictions seriously and holiday at home these school holidays instead.”

Ms Ritchie said people who lived on the Queensland border were able to apply for X pass and travel freely within the border zone.

“Border residents in the bubble can travel throughout the included postcodes for any reason but can’t travel any further into Queensland,” she said.

 “We’re urging everyone to stay up to date the regulations and exemptions so if you need or plan to cross into NSW you’ve got a valid pass and a plan to return home.”