BREAKING: Given the developing situation in Victoria, Queensland is hardening its border.
From noon, July 10, visitors from Victoria will no longer gain access or be able to quarantine in Queensland.
They will be turned around.
There are exemptions from quarantine for essential specialist workers, as well as for health, legal or compassionate grounds. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer can also grant exemptions in exceptional circumstances. Very few exemptions will be granted.
Truck drivers carrying freight will require a border pass renewed every seven days.
It is strongly recommended that Queenslanders do not travel to Victoria. Queensland residents returning from Victoria will gain access, but they must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at their expense.
Queensland continues to provide every assistance to Victoria to contain the current outbreak.