Heavy vehicle and freight drivers entering Queensland will need to obtain and display an appropriate Freight and Logistics pass and adhere to a COVID-19 testing regime before entering Queensland under new changes coming into effect from tomorrow (July 30).
From 1am on Friday, heavy vehicles without an approved Freight and Logistics pass will not be permitted to cross the border and will be turned around.
Crucially, drivers will be required to prove they have completed the necessary COVID-19 testing regime, which includes evidence of a recent (within 7 days) negative COVID-19 test result if they have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot.
Drivers coming from the New South Wales Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River will have to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of attempting to enter Queensland.
More information about current requirements is available here.
Operators are encouraged to view locations of COVID-19 heavy vehicle driver testing facilities service centres and roadhouses that are still open during the COVID-19 trading restrictions.
Police have been working closely with the trucking industry to ensure drivers understand the new border pass requirements.
In recent days, more than 75 heavy vehicles have been turned around at the border for invalid border passes or other compliance issues.
Ongoing random intercepts of vehicles entering Queensland through our road network and a high-visibility policing present at Queensland airports will continue, ensuring travellers are complying with the Chief Health Officer’s directions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.