The head of the union representing customs and immigration staff is warning that the end of COVID-19 travel restrictions as of Saturday will likely lead to long delays at the border.
Mark Weber, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, says there’s already a shortage of staff at border crossings.
He says the scrapping of restrictions will likely lead to a surge in cross-border travel…and that will mean “significant delays” at crossing points.
Weber says the federal government needs to hire thousands more officers to cope.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire