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Queensland increases border checks as South Australia's ban comes in

Queensland increases border checks as South Australia's ban comes in
Checks along Queensland's border are ramping up this morning after more than 700 Victorians tried to breach the rules and cross into the state.
Queensland is pushing ahead with its reopening to interstates travellers on Friday at noon.
But Victoria remains exempt with the state now cut off from the rest of the country.
Queensland border checks will increase after more than 700 Victorians tried to cross into the state despite a ban. (Nine)
It comes as police have stopped 740 people from trying to enter Queensland after the new rules for Victorians were introduced on July 3.
Thirty-three people were refused entry at Brisbane airport and 63 other arrivals sent into hotel quarantine.
More than 185,000 new border passes have been printed by other travellers, declaring they have not been to Victoria.
A Queensland Transport Inspector signals to a driver approaching the Queensland border on April 02, 2020 in Wallangarra, Australia. (Getty)
Those hoping to cross between other states and territories and Queensland need to reapply for a border declaration every seven days.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged people to delay their drive into Queensland if possible due to expected delays.

South Australia border closes

Meanwhile in South Australia, talks will get underway this morning over whether to enlist help from the army at its Victorian border. From midnight tonight, a border ban will come into effect - South Australian residents can return but will need to quarantine for 14 days.
Nightclubs in South Australia will be forced to close their doors again after social distancing breaches on the weekend. Authorities are now drawing up a COVID-19 management plan which venues will need to pass before they can reopen.