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.
Easing of restrictions are in place for the Greater Brisbane region (local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton, and Redlands).
Border restriction updates
There are changes to border restrictions:
- for people who have been in a NSW hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
- for people entering who have been in any other part of New South Wales that is not a hotspot after 1am 11 December 2020
- for people travelling from Victoria—if you’ve been in Victoria on or since 21 December 2020 you should get tested immediately and quarantine until receiving a negative COVID-19 test result.
- for Queensland residents who have been in a declared NSW hotspot on or since 11 December 2020.
Travelling to Queensland
Most people can travel freely to Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot or in any part of New South Wales.
Road border checkpoints are in place, and border passes are required for anyone entering Queensland from New South Wales.
There are restrictions and requirement for anyone who has been in a hotspot, New South Wales or overseas (excluding New Zealand) that wants to travel to Queensland.
Travelling from or through a COVID-19 hotspot
Anyone can enter Queensland without a border pass, unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot, New South Wales or overseas in the last 14 days.
Currently, specific parts of New South Wales are designated COVID-19 hotspots, and restrictions are also in place for anyone wanting to travel into Queensland from anywhere in New South Wales.
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.
Border passes are only required when travelling from a declared COVID hotspot, or from anywhere in New South Wales.
If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
- New South Wales (NSW)
- Northern Territory (NT)
- South Australia (SA)
- Tasmania (TAS)
- Victoria (VIC)
- Western Australia (WA)
- Norfolk Island
- Lord Howe Island - There is no longer a requirement to quarantine after arriving on Lord Howe Island. QantasLink has resumed regular flights from Sydney.