Long Lines of Traffic Form Near New South Wales and Queensland Border Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Queensland Police reinstated checkpoints at the New South Wales border as the Queensland Government introduced new travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the Greater Sydney COVID-19 outbreak in mid-December.

Anyone entering Queensland by road or air from New South Wales, including Queensland residents, were required to complete a border declaration pass online prior to travelling.

Queensland residents returning from a hotspot location in New South Wales were required to complete a 14-day quarantine process at home, provided they underwent a COVID-19 test.

Footage shows traffic backed up along the Pacific Highway at Kingscliff, New South Wales, close to the Queensland border. Credit: Lisa Cameron via Storyful