Queensland border restrictions
The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening to help protect Queensland.
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 will no longer be able to quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at our border—unless you are providing an essential activity.
More information is also available for:
- exemption requests—find out what you need to consider prior to requesting an exemption
- other restrictions and conditions— including requirements for quarantine in government arranged accommodation at your own expense (unless exceptional circumstances apply).
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 4 border pass options:
- General—you’re returning to or travelling to Queensland and have not been in a COVID-19 declared hotspot in the previous 14 days..
- Essential Activity—you’re entering Queensland to perform an essential activity (other than transport, freight, and logistics).
- Border Zone Resident—you’re an alternate border zone resident permitted to travel across the border within the identified border zone.
- Freight and Logistics—you’re providing essential freight and logistics transport.
Currently the only people allowed to enter Queensland by road are:
- truck drivers
- workers related to the transport of freight and logistics
- people performing essential activities and
- border zone residents