Queensland border restrictions
The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening to help protect Queensland.
Find out about the latest changes:
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.
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 5 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.
- Border Zone Resident—you’re an alternate border zone resident permitted to travel across the border.
- 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.