Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families

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Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families

The COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families - A Plan For Queensland's Borders details changes to domestic and international travel to Queensland when Queensland reaches 70%, 80% and then 90% of the eligible population fully vaccinated.

The requirements for travelers coming from interstate (including declared COVID-19 hotspots) and from overseas at each stage are outlined in the plan.

Read more about the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan and what it means for:

Preliminary modelling by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has been used to develop Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families.

Read QIMR’s modelling report.

The opening of Queensland’s borders will only be possible if Queenslanders protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated.

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Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families

From 6pm AEST Thursday 28 April 2022

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Domestic travel

  • Arriving from a hotspot

    If you have been in a declared hotspot in the past 14 days you may travel to Queensland provided you:

    • are fully vaccinated
    • arrive by air only
    • have a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival into Queensland
    • undertake 14 days home quarantine subject to conditions set by Queensland Health.

    Otherwise, you will need to meet the relevant requirements for entry and will be required to undertake 14 days quarantine in a government-nominated facility.

    Arriving from all other areas of Australia

    Provided you have not been in a hotspot in the last 14 days:

    • No restrictions on entry to Queensland.
    • No quarantine required.
  • Arriving from a hotspot

    If you have been in a declared hotspot in the past 14 days you may travel to Queensland provided you:

    • are fully vaccinated
    • have a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or a PCR test) taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into Queensland
    • undertake a COVID-19 test on day five after arriving in Queensland.

    You may arrive by air or road.

    There is no quarantine required if you meet these criteria.

    If you do not meet these criteria, you will need to meet the relevant requirements for entry (e.g. Queensland resident or new Queensland resident, essential health care) and will be required to undertake 14 days in a government-nominated facility at your own expense.

    Arriving from all other areas of Australia

    Provided you have not been in a hotspot in the last 14 days:

    • No restrictions on entry to Queensland.
    • No quarantine required.
    • No COVID-19 test required.
  • Arriving from anywhere in Australia

    No restrictions on entry to Queensland and no quarantine required.

    If you are not fully vaccinated:

    You will be restricted to entry to some vulnerable and high-risk facilities. Some exceptoins apply.

International travel

  • Arriving direct from overseas

    If you are arriving on a direct international flight into Queensland you will be required to undertake 14 days quarantine in a government-nominated facility.

    These arrivals will be subject to Queensland’s international air arrivals cap.

    Arriving from overseas via another state or territory

    If you have been overseas in the past 14 days, you will need to meet the relevant requirements for entry to Queensland and will be required to quarantine in a government-nominated facility until 14 days has passed since your arrival into Australia and since you have been in a domestic hotspot.

    Safe travel zone

    Arrangements will continue to be quarantine-free.

  • Arriving direct from overseas

    If you are arriving on a direct international flight you may travel to Queensland provided you:

    • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an immediate family member travelling with them
    • are fully vaccinated
    • have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure
    • undertake 14 days home quarantine subject to conditions set by Queensland Health
    • undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

    These arrivals will be uncapped.

    If you do not meet these criteria, you will need to enter within Queensland’s international air arrivals cap and undertake 14 days quarantine in a government-nominated facility.

    Arriving from overseas via another state or territory

    If you have been overseas in the past 14 days, you may enter Queensland provided you:

    • are fully vaccinated
    • have undertaken 14 days quarantine under the direction of another state or territory at home or in a governmentnominated facility.

    If you do not meet these criteria, you will need to meet the relevant requirements for entry to Queensland and will be required to undertake 14 days quarantine in a government-nominated facility.

    Safe travel zone

    Arrangements will continue to be quarantine-free.

  • If you are arriving from overseas into Queensland, you are not required to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. However, you must undertake a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of your arrival and remain at your residence or accommodation until you receive a negative result.

    You will also be restricted entry to vulnerable and high-risk facilities for 7 days. Some exceptions apply.

Conditions

From 6:00pm Thursday 28 April 2022

All arrivalsDomestic: Get tested if you have any symptoms and isolate until you receive your results. International: Regardless of where you come from, you must complete the Digital Passenger Declaration and abide by the public health directions in place at the time. Get tested if you have any symptoms and isolate until you receive your results.

Negative COVID-19 testInternational: The accepted method of testing will depend on your circumstances. TGA approved rapid antigen tests or PCR tests are acceptable. Please ensure you visit the Queensland Health website for more information.

Eligible Queensland populationDomestic: For the purposes of vaccination coverage, the eligible Queensland population is people aged 16 and older in accordance with the Commonwealth Government’s definition.

Fully vaccinated – One week since you have completed a course of a vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. People who cannot be vaccinated—for example those who are not eligible due to age or have an exemption from a qualified medical practitioner—will be treated as vaccinated for the purposes of quarantine requirements.

Lockdowns – In line with the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response, any lockdowns will be highly targeted. Areas with lower vaccination rates will be more likely to require public health restrictions and lockdowns.

Restrictions – Some additional public health restrictions apply for unvaccinated people visiting vulnerable or high-risk settings. For more information on restrictions in Queensland visit the Queensalnd Health website.

QuarantineInternational: Quarantine means you must stay away from others until you receive a negative COVID-19 test result. You may quarantine in a home, hotel or established accommodation. For more information visit the Queensland Government website.

The 'New NORMAL'

Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)
Wear a mask when you’re required to
Maintain good hand hygiene
Stay at home when sick
Check In Qld app for effective contact tracing
Get vaccinated

Last updated:
28 April 2022