Police hunt three passengers in a ute with Victorian license plates accused of crossing the border into South Australia
- Police are hunting three people who entered South Australia from Victoria
- The trio entered the Yamba checkpoint in the Riverland on Saturday after 5:00 PM
- Passengers Accused of Violating COVID-19 Laws After ‘Lying on Entry’
Police are hunting three people who allegedly lied about why they crossed the border into South Australia after fleeing the coronavirus capital of Victoria.
They reportedly told border control that they needed urgent medical attention when they entered the state at Yamba Point in the Riverland on Saturday after 5:00 PM,
But they have not visited the nominated medical center in South Australia, police say.
Police say the passengers are now violating the COVID-19 guidelines and are desperately trying to track them down.
On Saturday, cross-border travel restrictions were tightened by the South Australian police, meaning that all travelers from NSW, ACT and returning citizens must pass mandatory COVID-19 tests.
The vehicle was a 2004 Blue Holden Rodeo with Victorian registration 1IB-4CT (shown)
The authorities released camera footage of the group and the journey they traveled in.
The vehicle was a 2004 Blue Holden Rodeo with Victorian registration 1IB-4CT.
Anyone who sees the three occupants, two men and a woman, is urged to immediately contact the police line on 131 444.
More and more people have been caught trying to sneak across state lines in recent weeks amid changes in travel between states.
Queensland opened its border to other states on July 10, for the first time since March 26.
Police have also released the image of a man allegedly driving the car (photo)
The state reintroduced the hard border fence with Victoria on July 9, meaning that only residents of SA or those with special exceptions are allowed into the state (photo: officers man the Pinaroo border in South Australia)
But rising numbers in Victoria and NSW have prompted the state to keep residents out of hot spot areas.
Illegal crossings became so worrying that a 700me wall was built on the New South Wales and Queensland border in Coolangatta to prevent residents from sneaking the highway without being checked by the police.
Plans to reopen the border with South Australia for NSW have been suspended due to rising case numbers associated with Southwest Sydney’s Crossroads Hotel.
This means that anyone entering the state from New South Wales or the ACT must be insulated for 14 days upon entry.
The state reintroduced the hard border closure with Victoria on July 9, meaning only US residents or those with special exceptions are allowed to enter the state.
More and more people have been caught trying to sneak across state lines in recent weeks amid changes in traveling between states (Photo: South Australia police stop a Victorian car trying to avoid a border crossing)