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.


Queensland border restrictions

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


Easing of restrictions are in place for the Greater Brisbane region (local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton, and Redlands).

Find out more.

Border restriction updates

Stay up-to-date with the requirements for entering Queensland – if you’re planning on travelling, or have already arrived, use the self checker and read about the requirements for entry and testing.

You can:

Travelling to Queensland

Most people can travel freely to Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot or in any part of New South Wales.

Road border checkpoints are in place, and border passes are required for anyone entering Queensland from New South Wales.

There are restrictions and requirement for anyone who has been in a hotspot, New South Wales or overseas (excluding New Zealand) that wants to travel to Queensland.

Find out more about changes to border restrictions and requirements for travelling.

Travelling from or through a COVID-19 hotspot

Anyone can enter Queensland without a border pass, unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot, New South Wales or overseas in the last 14 days.

Currently, specific parts of New South Wales are designated COVID-19 hotspots, and restrictions are also in place for anyone wanting to travel into Queensland from anywhere in New South Wales.

If you have been in a hotspot within the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter), 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.

You can find out more about:

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.

Border passes are only required when travelling from a declared COVID hotspot, or from anywhere in New South Wales.

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

Last updated:
18 January 2021