*A 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.
Queensland border restrictions
The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening to help protect Queensland.
More information about the latest changes:
Travelling to Queensland
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 Health Care—you’re entering Queensland to obtain essential health care or as a support person to another obtaining such care.
- Essential Activity—you’re entering Queensland to perform an essential activity (other than transport, freight, and logistics).
- Freight and Logistics—you’re providing essential freight and logistics transport.
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.
More information is also available for:
- exemption requests—find out what you need to consider prior to requesting an exemption outside of the listed conditions
- specialist and essential workers—information on entering Queensland for specialist and essential workers (look for 'Questions about specialist and essential workers')
- changes to the border restriction direction—including details of recent and upcoming changes.
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.
Travelling from Queensland
If you’re travelling from Queensland it’s important to understand what restrictions apply to domestic travel. Find helpful information on what you need to do to travel into other states and territories, including applying for border passes.
Remember, you will need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass to return to Queensland.
If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
- New South Wales (NSW)
- Northern Territory (NT)
- South Australia (SA)
- Tasmania (TAS)
- Victoria (VIC)
- Western Australia (WA)
- Norfolk Island
- Lord Howe Island - There is no longer a requirement to quarantine after arriving on Lord Howe Island. QantasLink has resumed regular flights from Sydney.
Travelling from New Zealand
Travellers from New Zealand are able to travel to Australia (currently to New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory only) quarantine-free, provided they have not been in an area designated as a COVID-19 hotspot in New Zealand in the 14 days prior to entering Australia and are travelling to Australia on a quarantine-free flight*.