Couple marry at Queensland and NSW border with celebrant stuck behind barrier

A couple has married at the border of Queensland and New South Wales with their celebrant forced to the officiate the wedding from behind an orange plastic barrier.

The bride and groom celebrated NSW’s “Freedom Day” by getting married, but their celebrant in the Tweed was stuck on the Queensland side of the border.

Despite the physical barrier, the marriage went ahead with the papers signed atop the physical road barrier set up by the Queensland Government.

The marriage papers were signed on the roadway dividers used to mark the border between the two states. (Nine)

“Love will prevail, so we had to do it right here at the border,” groom Hugh told Nine News.

As NSW opens many Queenslanders are questioning when the state government will relax its rules on crossing the border to the south.

Currently travel across the border is only allowed for essential work purposes, with freight and logistics workers required to have a negative COVID-19 test, at least one dose of a vaccine and a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

The pair married in celebration for what was – on their side of the border – “Freedom Day”. (Nine)

People crossing the border for essential work will need to have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Essential purposes include attending school and receiving medical care, but crossing the border for recreation or social visits is not permitted.

This morning Queensland suffered a new COVID-19 scare after a Sydney passenger flew there without a valid border pass before testing positive for the virus.

The groom told Nine News that “love will prevail”. (Nine)

Queensland Health declared a small section of Brisbane Airport as a close contact site yesterday afternoon, after a case recorded in NSW visited the domestic terminal on Saturday.

The infected passenger flew from Sydney to Brisbane on Friday on a Virgin Airlines flight and did not have valid documentation to enter the state.

Despite this, no new local cases of the virus have been recorded.

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