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.
Queensland border restrictions
Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families – A Plan For Queensland’s Borders has been released. The plan details changes that will take place for domestic and international travel when Queensland reaches 70%, 80% and 90% vaccination rates.
From 1am Tuesday 19 October 2021, there are no longer any declared COVID-19 hotspots in Tasmania.
The Australian Capital Territory, the Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, and Victoria are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots.
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.
Requirements are also in place for returning Queensland residents and those wishing to relocate to Queensland.
Travelling to Queensland
When travelling to Queensland from anywhere in Australia, including returning Queensland residents, you must complete a Queensland entry pass.
If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days, or since the identified start date for the hotspot (whichever is shorter), you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.
Find out more about:
- Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families – A Plan For Queensland’s Borders
- applying for a Queensland entry pass
- border zone restrictions
- requirements for Queensland residents and those wishing to relocate to Queensland
- exemption requests
- travelling to Queensland, hotspots, declarations and more.
Travelling to Queensland from overseas
From 11.59pm (AEST) on 19 October 2021, you can travel to Queensland from the South Island of New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight if you meet certain conditions, such as being fully vaccinated and returning a negative test result within 72 hours prior to the time of departing.*
View the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction for information about entering Queensland from overseas, including safe travel zone countries. *Details can be found in Part 4 of the direction – Travelling from a safe travel zone country.
Find out about changes to international travel when Queensland reaches 70%, 80% and 90% vaccination rates under Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families – A Plan For Queensland’s Borders.
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.