Queensland closes borders to ACT residents

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QLD premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

FROM 1am, Saturday (August 8), Queensland is closing its borders to all of NSW and the ACT, declaring them as hotspots. 

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says from Saturday all visitors will be denied entry except for rare exemptions. Returning Queenslanders will have to pay for 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.

The Premier says the hard border closure puts Queenslanders first.

“I said that when the moment came, I would not hesitate,” she says.

“That moment has arrived. Victoria hasn’t improved as we hoped and I won’t wait for NSW to get any worse.

“I will not risk our state’s economic recovery by allowing COVID to spread. I will do everything I can to protect Queenslanders and the economy.”

Only residents of border communities and essential workers, such as truck drivers, will be able to cross the border.

Exemptions, including for compassionate reasons, will be limited. Passes for border communities will be for those with proof of address and photo ID.

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