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.



You do not need a border pass to enter Queensland from any Australian state or territory.

New Zealand

From 6pm AEST Saturday 20 March 2021, Queensland’s borders are open to New Zealand. Anyone traveling from New Zealand to Australia on a quarantine free flight can come to Queensland without needing to quarantine.

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, check to make sure you're aware of the latest updates.

You can:

Travelling to Queensland

You can enter Queensland from any Australian state or territory.

  • There are no COVID-19 hotspots in Australia.
  • The Queensland Border Declaration Pass system is not active. You do not need a border pass to enter Queensland.

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:
15 April 2021