Queensland border restrictions

*Quarantine-free flight

A quarantine-free flight only carries passengers who have declared they have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more and have not been in a COVID hotspot in New Zealand in the last 14 days before travel. Quarantine-free flights will be determined by your airline.

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Queensland border restrictions

Declared hotspots

The following locations are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots:

  • South Australia – all of South Australia.
  • Victoria – all of Victoria.
  • New South Wales – all of New South Wales. A border zone is now in effect.

If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

View the list of current COVID-19 hotspots.

South East Queensland LGAs 3-day lockdown

From 4:00pm Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4:00pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, 11 local government areas in South East Queensland (Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim) will be in lockdown to keep Queenslanders safe. Anyone who has left these affected LGAs on or after 1:00am Saturday 31 July 2021 must follow the lockdown rules wherever they are in Queensland.

Residents in these areas must stay at home except for the following key reasons:

  1. Obtaining essentials such as groceries or medications
  2. Essential work if you can’t work from home
  3. Exercise within your local area (within a 10km radius of your home, with no more than one person from outside your household)
  4. Healthcare, including to get a COVID-19 test or vaccination, or to provide help, care or support to a vulnerable person.

If you have any symptoms, get tested and isolate until you have the results.

Read about restrictions for Queensland.

Travelling to Queensland

You must complete an entry pass to enter Queensland from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, including returning Queensland residents.

If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

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Travelling from or through a COVID hotspot

Anyone who has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or  since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not  be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident, except  for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

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Travelling from Queensland

If you’re travelling from Queensland it’s important to understand the restrictions that apply to domestic travel.

Find out more about travel into other states and territories, including applying for border passes.

If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.

Last updated:
31 July 2021