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How to cross the NSW-QLD border after closures

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Queensland border checkpoints have now been reinstated at all major border crossings across the Gold Coast.

Anyone travelling to Queensland who has been anywhere in New South Wales at any time since 1am Friday December 11 must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.

The Queensland Entry Declaration can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass and is valid for fourteen days.

Police are urging everyone passing through the borders to have their border declaration passes printed and on display in their windscreens.

For those without access to a printer, motorists are asked to ensure the border pass is easily accessible on a smart device.

Delays are expected at the road border checkpoints.

Police warn providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4,003 fine.

The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days excluding Queensland residents and those with exemptions. The current New South Wales declared hotspots can be found here.

If you are a returning Queensland resident who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days, you will be required to complete mandatory hotel quarantine.

Motorists can expect police-controlled vehicle checkpoints at three locations across the Gold Coast:

  1. Gold Coast Highway and Coolangatta Road
  2. M1 Northbound near Stewarts Road
  3. Griffith Street and Stuart Street, Coolangatta

Hard border closures will be in place in the below locations.

  1. Boundary Street and Clarke Street
  2. Dixon Street and Bay Street
  3. Miles Street
  4. Leeward Terrace and Tooloon Street
  5. Kent Street near Murraba Crescent
  6. Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley
  7. Dixon & Florence
  8. Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Natural Bridge

Motorists will not be able to cross the border at these locations. Residents are told to expect high visibility checks and patrols.

Image: Regi Varghese/Getty Images

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