Queensland’s borders have officially closed for the first time in more than a century.
Not since the Spanish Flu after the first World War, has Queensland restricted access to other states and territories.
Only essential workers are allowed to travel freely in and out of the state.
Other interstate travellers will now need to self isolate for 14 days.
Those who ignore the directive, face fines of more than $13,000.
Border road closures and police checks on major highways are now in place.
Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory have already implemented border controls.
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