It's the coronavirus side effect that's set to divide Canberra Raiders fans depending on which side of the border you sit.
Queensland's COVID-19 border policies mean Canberra-based Raiders fans can fly up for the Green Machine's preliminary final against the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.
But anyone living in Queanbeyan - or who has even been to Queanbeyan since October 2 - can't go without doing 14 days' quarantine.
The same goes for any fans who went for the epic 22-18 semi-final victory over the Sydney Roosters at the SCG on Friday night.
Those very restrictions will force Raiders chief executive Don Furner to watch the prelim from home, along with several members of the board who opted to head up the Hume Highway.
But Canberrans who will have spent 14 days inside the borders of the ACT can make the trip north if they can find flights.
Those flights can go via Sydney or Melbourne - provided you don't have a stopover on the way.
The Raiders are looking into having a stopover of their own, just as they did before the win over the Roosters.
They flew up to Sydney for their semi early and spent the afternoon in a hotel relaxing before the game.
They're in discussions with the Queensland government about doing a similar thing before the prelim.
Furner hoped the airlines would put on extra flights to allow as many Raiders fans as possible to go to the game.
Given the Raiders' strong links to Queensland - with club legends like Mal Meninga, Gary Belcher and Steve Walters from there - there will be a strong presence already.
"We've got a lot of fans in Brisbane and South-East Queensland, and Canberra people can still go that haven't been across the border," Furner said.
"Canberra Airport I'm sure will help out and there'll be some direct flights.
"Hopefully you can get there within an hour so you could knock off Friday afternoon and get there."
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The Raiders have a good recent record against the Storm, winning three of their past four matches - including last year's qualifying final.
Now they're vying for a spot in the NRL grand final.
There was a good showing of lime green in the SCG crowd of 18,110 on Friday night.
None of them will be able to go to Suncorp Stadium, but Furner said a lot of the ones he spoke to were Sydneysiders and wouldn't have been allowed to go anyway.
He said it was just a sign of the crazy pandemic times we live in.
"It's just the way it is ... none of us can go up because we went down to that game," Furner said.
"We knew that was the way it was. Hopefully we win and we'll go to Sydney the following week [for the grand final].
"A lot of those fans were Sydney-based, I spoke to a lot of them going in, so they couldn't have gone anyway.
"It's just the way of the world this year isn't it."
NRL PRELIMINARY FINAL
Friday: Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm.