Queensland border restrictions

*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:

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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.

See Part 2 of the Border Restrictions Direction for a complete list of exemption conditions.

More information is also available for:

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.

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*.

Find out more.

Last updated:
18 November 2020