A surge of arrivals to Queensland face waits at the border, a day after the state lifted coronavirus travel bans on most interstate visitors.
A major police operation continues to screen arrivals including at the busiest border crossings at the Gold Coast, where tourism operators are banking on an influx of New South Wales school holiday revellers.
Meanwhile, Queensland has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, with both confirmed as Australian Defence Force staff returning from overseas, taking the state’s total to 1,070.
Health authorities said the pair had been in isolation since their arrival and there was no public transmission risk.
Three are now listed as active.
Almost 420,000 tests have been carried out since late January in Queensland.
People from Victoria have been barred from entering Queensland, including people who have visited Victoria in the past 14 days.
But the border is not closed to returning Queensland residents, or those granted a rare exemption.
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