Queensland border restrictions

Queensland border restrictions

The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening to help protect Queensland.


Find out about the latest changes:

Travelling from or through a COVID-19 hotspot

Anyone can enter Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days.

If you have been in a hotspot within the last 14 days, you are no longer able to quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at our border—unless you are exempt under the definitions within the Border Direction, which include:

  • you’re a Queensland resident or are moving to Queensland
  • to fulfil shared parenting and child contact arrangements
  • obtain essential health care, or as a support person to a person obtaining essential health care.

See Part 2 of the Border Restrictions Direction for a complete list of exemption conditions.

More information is also available for:

To cross the border, you will need to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass. This will include agreeing to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop any symptoms within 14 days of arriving in Queensland.

Apply now for a border pass

You need to apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass to enter Queensland. A pass does not guarantee entry into Queensland as this is determined by an Emergency Officer at the border checkpoint in accordance with the current published public health directions of the Chief Health Officer.

There are 5 border pass options:

Apply now

Last updated:
29 September 2020