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

The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening to help protect Queensland.



From 1am AEST Saturday 27 February:

  • Greater Melbourne is no longer a hotspot
  • you can travel to Queensland from anywhere in Victoria
  • you do not need a border pass.

Find out more about border restrictions.

New Zealand

From 6pm AEST Wednesday 24 February, there are changes to travel restrictions for anyone traveling from New Zealand to Queensland.

Find out more about travel from New Zealand.

Border restriction updates

Stay up-to-date with the requirements for entering Queensland – if you’re planning on travelling, or have already arrived, use the self checker and read about the requirements for entry and testing.

You can:

Travelling to Queensland

Most people can travel freely to Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot.

There are restrictions and requirement for anyone who has been in a hotspot or overseas that wants to travel to Queensland.

Find out more about changes to border restrictions and requirements for travelling.

Travelling from or through a COVID-19 hotspot

If you have been in a hotspot within the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter), 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.

You can find out more about:

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.

If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.

Last updated:
27 February 2021