Motorists queue at a border checkpoint on the Gold Coast on Saturday morning.(ABC News: Tim Swanston)ShareFacebookTwitterArticle share optionsShare this onFacebookTwitterLinkedInSend this byEmailMessengerCopy linkWhatsAppPrint contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelA surge of arrivals to Queensland face waits at the border, a day after the state lifted coronavirus travel bans on most interstate visitors.Key points:Almost 420,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since late January in QueenslandAs of Friday, more than 314,000 people downloaded passes to enter Queensland within seven daysAirports in Queensland expect tens of thousands of arrivals in the next weekA 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.Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan said the state's border check points were going "as smoothly as they can be".He said officers would continue to monitor each location but encouraged those people hoping to cross the border to travel in off-peak hours.Mr Ryan said since July 3 police had inspected 31,000 vehicles and turned back 1,500. People hoping to cross the border are being encouraged to travel in off-peak hours.(ABC News: Laura Gartry)Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said some of those turned around appeared to have falsely filled out their border declaration forms and police believed the travellers had recently been in Victoria.Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the average occupancy of hotels for the city had already surpassed 75 per cent."Most hoteliers will know that break-even point is around 35 per cent so the signal's out there that the Gold Coast is open for business," he said.Cr Tate said while he knew traffic at the border was quite bad, he said people could also see it as a positive sign."Without traffic you wouldn't have the tourism influx,
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