Travellers coming from NSW to Queensland will require a border pass declaration from 1am this Sunday.
There were no new COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland overnight, but Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said positive samples had been detected in sewage on the Gold Coast, Townsville, north Cairns and Cleveland.
She reminded residents to get tested if they develop symptoms.
Visitors from NSW will be able to apply for border passes online from 8pm on Saturday.
“We wont have barriers up at the borders but what we will be doing is putting electronic signs up that let everybody know they should have a border pass and the police will be doing random audits and checks as people come across the borders,” Ms D’Ath said.
The declaration includes information such as previous travel to hotspots, COVID symptoms and contact with known cases.
Ms D’Ath asked Queenslanders intending to travel to NSW to reconsider their plans as more coronavirus cases are likely to be identified in coming days.
Chief health officer Jeannette Young said anyone coming from Sydney’s northern beaches must have an exemption to enter Queensland, and must go into hotel quarantine.
There is a 14-day hotel quarantine requirement for all arrivals from Sydney’s northern beaches.
Ms Young asked travellers entering Queensland from Greater Sydney and the NSW central coast to get tested on arrival and stay in quarantine until they get their results.
“That will give us assurance that we don’t have any spread from other areas in Sydney,” she said.