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Queensland scraps freight protocol for entry into state

From 1am tomorrow, January 15, interstate truckies no longer have to produce an F Pass to cross the border into Queensland.

Lifting of all Queensland domestic border restrictions from this weekend also means drivers no longer have to produce:

  • a negative Covid-19 test result
  • proof of Covid-19 vaccination status
  • written records of contacts

“We know a lot has been asked of the freight and logistics industry to date and we’re grateful to you for your continued efforts to keep the supply chains moving, support the safe movement of freight and ensuring that Queenslanders and our communities stay connected to essential goods and services,” said the Department of Transport and Main Roads in an industry update today.

The four temporary dedicated freight and logistics testing locations continue to operate at Boondall, Charlton, Goondiwindi and Port of Brisbane.

These locations will provide PCR testing only.

Queensland Trucking Assocation CEO Gary Mahon said the news of the border changes comes as a welcome relief to the industry.

But added that it still has a big job ahead in managing the on-going Covid health risks while dealing with the acute driver shortage.

“I don’t think 2022 is going to be any easier than 2021; it’s just that the issues have changed,” said Mahon.

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