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


Queensland has reached 70% double-dose vaccination. Eligible domestic travellers can now apply for entry to Queensland if travelling from a hotspot and quarantine at home.

Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccination plans

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Declared hotspots

From 6pm Tuesday 16 November 2021, Greater Katherine and Robinson River (including surrounding homelands) are declared COVID-19 hotspots.

The Australian Capital Territory, the Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, and Victoria are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots.

Travelling to Queensland

The COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families - A Plan For Queensland's Borders details changes to domestic and international travel to Queensland now, and when Queensland reaches 80% and then 90% of the eligible population fully vaccinated.

On Sunday 14 November 2021 Queensland hit 70% double-dose vaccination.

It's expected we will reach 80% by 17 December 2021.

At all stages, anyone travelling to Queensland from anywhere in Australia, including returning Queensland residents, must  complete a Queensland entry pass.

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Travelling to Queensland from overseas

On Sunday 14 November 2021 Queensland hit 70% double-dose vaccination.

It's expected we will reach 80% by 17 December 2021.

Find out about changes to international travel now, and when Queensland reaches 80% and 90% vaccination rates under Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families – A Plan For Queensland’s Borders.

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.

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:
17 November 2021