Queensland to close borders to stop spread of COVID-19

The State’s peak motoring body has warned Queenslanders the borders would be closed from midnight Wednesday.

The Courier Mail reported anyone travelling into Queensland would be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said it was understood freight would be exempt from restrictions, but details about how it would impact those living and working on the Tweed border.  

“The Premier is set to announce how the border closures would impact the Gold Coast Airport and those living and working on either side of the border tomorrow,” Ms Smith said. 

“The advice is all non-essential travel within Australia should be cancelled to help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

“We all need to do our part, so we’re urging all Queenslanders to take these restrictions seriously and cancel any plans to travel interstate.”