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People at NSW-Queensland border urged to be patient

People at NSW-Queensland border urged to be patient
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is asking people at the NSW border to be patient as lengthy traffic delays continue.
"I can't do anything about that – there will be delays because we are protecting Queensland," Ms Palaszczuk said.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is asking people at the NSW border to be patient as lengthy traffic delays continue. (9News)
The premier's words come after another Sydney Local Government Area was added to the list of NSW locations banned from entering the northern state.
Residents from Fairfield Council in the city's west, are not permitted to enter Queensland as of 1am today.
Those who disobey the rules face heavy fines and jail, with the border rules being heavily enforced by police and ADF personnel.
Those who disobey the rules face heavy fines and jail, with the border rules being heavily enforced by police and ADF personnel. (9News)
There are now 200,000 Sydneysiders who are banned from entering the northern state, with Fairfield joining Campbelltown and Liverpool councils, both of which are already banned from crossing the border.
A new border declaration form has also been created in an attempt to help ease heavy congestion at the NSW-Queensland border.
The website where people can lodge their declaration crashed for three hours yesterday afternoon, due to high volumes of people logging in.
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Residents of Fairfield in Sydney's west are now banned from entering Queensland due to several coronavirus clusters emerging in the region. (9News)
It has undergone numerous updates since it first came into effect, and police hope the latest version has simplified things.
Authorities are warning heavy delays will likely remain in the coming days at Queensland's borders and airports, as the changeover on the declaration process takes effect. 
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