Australia Queensland is reopening its border to parts of NSW in time for school holidays. How will it work?

00:11  23 september  2020
00:11  23 september  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Queensland will throw open its borders to five New South Wales Shires from next weekend, after In terms of the rest of NSW , Dr Young said a decision on whether the border would reopen would "We've worked out more about the virus and Queenslanders have learnt how to live safely with it

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a group of people walking on a sandy beach: The easing of border restrictions will mean Queenslanders can visit NSW destinations like Byron Bay. (Image supplied - Reflections Holiday Parks.) © Provided by ABC Health The easing of border restrictions will mean Queenslanders can visit NSW destinations like Byron Bay. (Image supplied - Reflections Holiday Parks.)

If Byron Bay is on your list of school holiday destinations, you're in luck.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced she'll be extending the Queensland-New South Wales border bubble to Byron Bay, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Glen Innes and Ballina local government areas from 1:00am on October 1.

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Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said low case numbers in those areas prompted the relaxing of restrictions.

"We've not seen cases along those border areas for quite some time and we've not seen cases north of Sydney for quite a while, so it is safe to open up those areas," Dr Young said.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said there were roughly 152,000 people who lived in the five local government areas being added to the border bubble.

Until October 1st, people from NSW living outside the current border bubble are subjected to hard border closures, meaning they can only fly into Queensland and must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

Those who attempt to drive into Queensland have been refused entry.

So, do the changes next month mean Sydneysiders can head to Byron, then pop over into Queensland?

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Living in NSW . School and public holidays . If you' re planning a trip, check the travel and transport advice for the latest on border restrictions, holidaying in NSW or travelling interstate. Daylight saving in NSW begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time , on the first Sunday in October and ends at

Apply for Queensland Border Pass online.

Not quite. Authorities have thought the loopholes through, so here's what you need to know about the newly relaxed border restrictions.

I'm a Queenslander wanting to go to Byron, what do I need to do?

You need to apply for a Border Declaration Pass through the Queensland Government website.

Once you've crossed the border, you can only travel to the areas of NSW that are included in the border bubble.

These include:

  • The Tweed Shire
  • Byron Shire
  • City of Lismore
  • Ballina Shire
  • Richmond Valley Council
  • Glen Innes Shire
  • And these border postcodes: 2880, 2840, 2839, 2838, 2834, 2833, 2406, 2405, 2409, 2410, 2361, 2372, 2476, 2474, 2484, 2489, 2488, 2484, 2486

If you stay in the above areas on your visit, you won't need to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Queensland.

But, if you decide to venture any further, you'll face 14 days' quarantine at your own expense when you re-enter Queensland.

I'm from NSW and want to go to Queensland, what are the rules?

If you're from NSW, you must be living in the local government areas that are part of the border zone mentioned above, to enter Queensland.

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If you live in those areas, you can enter Queensland and travel anywhere (yes, even up to Cairns!) without having to quarantine for 14 days upon entry. You just need to apply for a Border Declaration Pass on the Queensland Government website.

If you live outside of those areas, you can't travel there from other parts of NSW and then attempt to enter Queensland.

For example, someone from Sydney cannot quarantine for 14 days in Byron and then enter Queensland.

You will need to declare on your border pass if you have been outside of the areas listed above.

I don't live in any of the border bubble postcodes, when will I be able to enter Queensland?

A review of the border restrictions is conducted at the end of every month.

Dr Young said that she needed to see 28 days without any community-acquired cases in an area before she allows residents from that area into Queensland.

"That is the safest process to follow," Dr Young said.


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Queensland will be closed to most of NSW for at least another MONTH .
Queensland's border will remain closed to most of New South Wales for at least another month, Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed on Thursday. Pictured: northern NSW residents crossing the border on Thursday morning © Provided by Daily Mail The announcement comes after Queensland opened its borders to about 150,000 more residents from shires in northern NSW 'The nationally agreed-to discussion was that it needed to be linked within 48 hours and we are beyond that time frame now,' Dr Young said.'So it is about easily linking a case.

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