Borders busy as restrictions ease

As restrictions relaxed to allow most New South Wales travellers into Queensland from today, RACQ has warned drivers to expect congestion at the border.

Club spokesperson Clare Hunter said Queenslanders living in those border communities and attempting to cross would likely encounter delays. 

“People from New South Wales, excluding those from Sydney and other COVID-19 hotspots, are now allowed into our State, and Queenslanders are now able to travel further than the previous border bubble without having to quarantine on return,” Ms Hunter said. 

“It’s likely to get very busy in both directions but for those coming back into Queensland there will be significant delays as officials work through everyone’s paperwork.

“Be patient and check RACQ Road Conditions before you set off so you can factor in the wait and make sure you have plenty of time to get to your destination.”

Ms Hunter said everyone, including Queenslanders crossing home into the Sunshine State from New South Wales, would need to have their documentation on hand. 

“You’ll still need to complete a General Declaration Border pass for everyone travelling in your car, and display it on your windscreen,” she said. 

“Having your pass completed and easily visible will help make traffic flow better, so we urge you to make sure you have everything in order before you cross the border to come home.”