WA, SAW and Tasmania close border with Queensland after ‘significant’ community Covid transmission

States rush to impose strict border restrictions on Queensland after ‘significant’ community Covid transmission – leaving tourism in tatters and wreaking havoc on Easter holiday plans

Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania have all imposed restrictions on travellers from Queensland as the state recorded four new local cases of Covid-19 on Monday.

The Tasmanian government was the first to impose hard border restrictions on arrivals from the Sunshine State on Monday morning just days before the Easter break.

Effective immediately, residents arriving into Tasmania from Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands will have to enter quarantine for two weeks.

A health care worker is seen collecting information from motorists waiting in line to be COVID tested in Brisbane on Monday

A health care worker is seen collecting information from motorists waiting in line to be COVID tested in Brisbane on Monday

South Australia has also declared Brisbane to be a hotspot and will require arrivals to undergo 14 days of self-isolation from 4pm on Monday.

On Saturday, WA Premier Mark McGowan announced all arrivals from Queensland would have to self-isolate for 14 days as part of a ‘soft’ border closure.

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