Understanding border restrictions and travel

Understanding border restrictions and travel

Border restrictions are in place to help protect Queenslanders.

Note:

From 11:59pm Monday 16 November, 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Australia (including Adelaide) are declared COVID-19 hotspots, meaning travel from there to Queensland is restricted.

You can find out more about:

Click the map to see what restrictions apply to domestic travel, as well as helpful information on applying for a border pass.

Red/Yellow
COVID hotspot
Green
Not COVID hotspot

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
    • 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!

    Find information to help you stay healthy while travelling in our great state.

    If you want to travel from Queensland interstate, you will need to obtain a Queensland Border Declaration Pass to return to Queensland. Applications can be made at the border however you may face delays. It is recommended that you apply for a border pass at least three (3) days before you intend to travel.

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

    Find ideas on places to see and things to do within Queensland.

    Find more information on border restrictions.

  • South Australia (excluding 20 Local Government Areas as of 11.59pm Monday 16 November 2020) and New South Wales (excluding 32 declared LGAs) are not currently 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.

    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 include Local Government Areas (LGAs) currently classified as COVID-19 hotspots, including Adelaide (as of 11.59pm Monday 16 November 2020).

    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 and for essential 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.

  • These areas are not currently 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:
16 November 2020