Qld borders to reopen to five new Nsw regions

RACQ has reminded Queensland motorists they would need to apply for a border pass to travel to New South Wales and return after new regions were added to the State’s border bubble.

The State Government announced Queenslanders would be able to cross the border into Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Glen Innes shires from 1am on 1 October. Residents living in these shires would also be able to travel into Queensland.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said everyone coming into Queensland from these regions would still need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

“Ensure everything runs smoothly by following the rules and ensuring your border pass is filled out correctly before your get to the checkpoint,” Ms Hunter said.

“Every individual in the vehicle travelling into Queensland, whether you’re a resident or from News South Wales, will need their own pass, including children. 

“Provided you have the correct pass and have not visited a COVID-19 hotspot you won’t need to quarantine, but keep in mind – if you travel further into New South Wales you will. 

“There may be long delays at the border when it reopens, so we’re urging motorists to allow extra travel time and be patient.”

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