Border restrictions in Queensland

Border restrictions in Queensland

Border restrictions are in place to help protect Queenslanders.

Click the map to see what restrictions apply to domestic travel. You’ll find helpful information on what you need to get into Queensland, including applying for a border pass, and what you can do within Queensland.

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COVID hotspot
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Not COVID hotspot
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Border zone

NOTE: This map provides indicative information only. The border pass application process should be followed to determine what requirements and restrictions apply to you.

  • You can travel freely within Queensland and stay overnight or longer in accommodation unless you have:

    • been overseas in the last 14 days
    • been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days (except if you have only been in the NSW border zone)
    • have COVID-19 or have had COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

    If you’re thinking about going away in the coming months or for school holidays, you’re good to go! The information here will help you stay healthy while travelling in our great state.

    If you want to travel interstate, you will need to obtain a Queensland Border Declaration Pass to cross the border even if you are a returning Queenslander. Applications can be done at the border however you may face delays.

    You will need to commit to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms within 14 days of entering Queensland.

    For ideas on places to see and things to do within Queensland, visit www.queensland.com.

  • Some areas of New South Wales, close to the Queensland border, are part of a border zone.

    If you are a New South Wales border zone resident, you:

    • are permitted to enter Queensland with a Queensland Declaration Border Pass
    • can travel anywhere in Queensland for any purpose
    • must not enter Queensland if you have travelled in a COVID-19 hotspot outside the border zone within the 14 days prior to entering Queensland, unless permitted to enter under approved circumstances.

    If you are a Queensland resident, you:

    • are permitted to enter and remain in the border zone within New South Wales
    • must quarantine in government directed accommodation at your own expense if you have entered a COVID-19 hotspot outside the border zone.

    You will not be permitted to enter Queensland if you have:

    • been overseas in the last 14 days
    • been in contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • been in a hotspot in the last 14 days
    • had COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days

    Visitors and returning travellers from this area will also need to provide:

    • a completed Queensland Border Declaration Pass
    • satisfactory evidence of identity such as a driver’s license or Medicare card
    • a commitment to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms within 14 days of entering Queensland.

    For further information, visit the Border Restrictions page.

  • This area includes Local Government Areas (LGAs) classified as COVID-19 hotspots.

    Hotspots are places in Australia where health officials have found a lot of people with COVID-19, or places that are at risk of a lot of COVID-19 infections. Hotspots are legally listed so that people travelling from those high-risk areas into Queensland can be identified.

    People who have been in a hotspot in the last 14 days will only be able to enter Queensland in certain circumstances. People will always be able to enter Queensland for emergency health care. Details on who is able to enter Queensland can be found here.

    Even if you are able to enter Queensland, you may still be required to quarantine.

    Details of who is exempt from mandatory quarantine, even if they have been to a hotspot, can be found on the Border Restrictions page.

  • Australian Capital Territory is not a declared COVID-19 hotspot.

    This means you can travel to Queensland for any purpose from this area if you have not:

    • been overseas in the last 14 days
    • been in contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • been in a hotspot in the last 14 days
    • had COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

    Driving from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) through New South Wales (NSW) to reach Queensland is not permitted as parts of NSW are currently considered COVID-19 hotspots. You must travel from the ACT to Queensland by air.

    Visitors and returning travellers from this area will also need to provide:

    • a completed Queensland Border Declaration Pass
    • satisfactory evidence of identity such as a driver’s license or Medicare card
    • a commitment to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms within 14 days of entering Queensland.
  • These areas are not declared COVID-19 hotspots.

    This means you can travel to Queensland for any purpose from these areas if you have not:

    • been overseas in the last 14 days
    • been in contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • been in a hotspot in the last 14 days
    • had COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

    Visitors and returning travellers from this area will also need to provide:

    • a completed Queensland Border Declaration Pass
    • evidence of identity such as a driver’s license or Medicare card
    • a commitment to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms within 14 days of entering Queensland.

    Find more information on border restrictions.

Last updated:
9 October 2020