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Travelling to Queensland

Updates 15 November 2021

  • Fully vaccinated domestic travellers arriving in Queensland by air from a COVID-19 hotspot at the Brisbane airport may be eligible to quarantine at their home or another nominated private residence in Queensland.
  • Household members of a private residence where a domestic traveller will be spending their home quarantine will also need to meet certain quarantine requirements during the traveller’s quarantine period.

How to enter Queensland

Everyone’s reasons for coming to and from Queensland are different. Use this tool to guide you to what you need to know.

Select your situation:

Question Id Question TestResponseNext
Q1

I am entering from:

Interstate (domestic) QMainDomestic
   Overseas QMainOverseas
   Unsure OutcomeUnsure
QMainDomestic Are you entering QLD after having been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days (including the NSW/QLD border zone)? Yes         QDomesticHotspot
   No QDomesticIEV
QDomesticHotspot Are you entering QLD for essential health care? Yes OutcomeHealthCare
   No QDomesticBorder
QDomesticBorder Are you entering from a Border Zone Area and you are a border zone or Queensland resident? Yes OutcomeBorderZone
   No OutcomeHotspot
QDomesticIEV Have you been to an Interstate Exposure Venue in the last 14 days? Yes OutcomeIEV
   No OutcomeNoRestrictions
QMainOverseas Have you been overseas in the last 14 days (including New Zealand)? Yes QOverseasQLD
   No QMainDomestic
QOverseasQLD Are you coming to QLD in a Quarantine free flight from a Safe Travel country? Yes OutcomeOverseasSafe
   No OutcomeOverseasNonSafe

If you are not sure which one applies to you

If you don't think you fit into one of the categories above, call 134 COVID (13 42 68)


Entering Queensland for essential health care

  • You can enter Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot (or after having been to an interstate exposure venue) for essential health care without an exemption, when the health care cannot be provided in your location.
  • You must complete a Queensland entry pass
  • You will need to quarantine.

Learn more about Entering Queensland for essential health care.


Entering from a border zone area

Queensland residents and residents of the NSW border zone area zone can enter Queensland for permitted purposes without having to quarantine. People entering from a restricted border zona area have additional restrictions to those entering from a non-restricted border zone area.

To enter Queensland from a Local Government Area within the Queensland/NSW border zone:

  • you must complete a Queensland entry pass (Border Zone pass)
  • follow the requirements for the restricted or non-restricted border zone area (depending where you have been before entering Queensland).

It is important to note that the restricted or non-restricted status of a border zone area does not impact the hotspot status of the area. All Local Government Areas along the border zone are declared COVID-19 hotspots. So anyone who is not a resident, or any resident that has been outside of the border zone, will need to follow the requirements to enter from a hotspot.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from a Border Zone Area.


Entering from a hotspot (domestic arrival)

If you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) and are eligible to enter Queensland you will be required to:

  • complete a Queensland entry pass
  • travel by air
  • quarantine on arrival.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot.


Entering after having been to an interstate exposure venue

If you have been to an interstate exposure venue at the relevant time in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand, you will have to quarantine on arrival into Queensland:

  • complete a Queensland entry pass
  • follow the health advice released by your home state or territory before deciding to travel
  • quarantine as per the directions on your entry pass.

Learn more about Entering Queensland after being to an Interstate Exposure Venue.


Entering from a state or territory without restrictions

If you have not been in a COVID-19 hotspot or interstate exposure venue or are entering directly from a safe travel zone country, you should be able to enter Queensland without restrictions.

Everyone entering Queensland must complete a Queensland entry pass.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from the green zone (no restrictions).


Entering from overseas - safe travel country and quarantine free flight

You can enter Queensland without restrictions since you are coming from a Safe Travel Zone country in a Quarantine Free flight. You must complete a Queensland Entry Pass.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from overseas.


Entering from overseas

If you are arriving from overseas and you are not coming from a safe travel country nor a quarantine free flight you will need to quarantine on arrival at Queensland.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from overseas.


Queensland entry pass

You must apply for and receive a Queensland entry pass prior to your entry into Queensland. Find out what else you need if you are entering Queensland:

Apply for a Queensland entry pass


Map of current travel restrictions for entering Queensland

Click or tap the different local government areas on the map below to see the rules for entering Queensland, based on where you have been in the last 14 days.

You can search for an address by clicking on the magnifying glass on the left hand side of the map and typing in an address you have been to. Possible matches to the address will appear below the address search bar. Click or tap on an address to zoom the map to that location.

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Green

No restrictions

Orange

Interstate exposure venues

If you have been to an interstate exposure venue at the relevant time in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand, you will have to quarantine on arrival into Queensland:

  • complete a Queensland entry pass
  • follow the health advice released by your home state or territory before deciding to travel
  • quarantine as per the directions on your entry pass.

Learn more about Entering Queensland after being to an Interstate Exposure Venue.

Red

Hotspots

If you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) and are eligible to enter Queensland you will be required to:

  • complete a Queensland entry pass
  • travel by air
  • quarantine on arrival.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot.

Blue

Border zone (non-restricted areas)

The non-restricted border zone area includes the following local government area/s:

  • Ballina Shire
  • Bourke Shire
  • Brewarrina Shire
  • Byron Shire
  • City of Broken Hill
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • Glen Innes Severn Shire
  • Gwydir Shire
  • Inverell Shire
  • Kyogle Council
  • Lismore City
  • Richmond Valley Council
  • Tenterfield Shire
  • Tweed Shire
  • Walgett Shire
  • Unincorporated Far West

To enter Queensland from an LGA within the non-restricted border zone, you must complete a Queensland entry pass (Border Zone pass).

It is important to note that the non-restricted status of a border zone area does not impact the hotspot status of the area. All Local Government Areas along the border zone are declared COVID-19 hotspots.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from a Border Zone Area.

Violet

Border zone (restricted)

The restricted border zone area includes the following local government area/s:

  • Moree Plains Shire

Requirements for entering Queensland after being in a restricted border zone area:

  • Border zone residents who live in or have been to a restricted border zone area:
    • are only allowed into Queensland for limited essential purposes
    • can only enter and remain in Queensland, if they are not fully vaccinated, for the following reasons:
      • to get medical care or supplies or other health care services, including a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination which they cannot reasonably get in New South Wales
      • to fulfil a Court order for shared parenting or child visitation
      • in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Queensland residents may only enter a restricted border zone area and return to Queensland if you entered the restricted are for limited essential purposes.

It is important to note that the restricted or non-restricted status of a border zone area does not impact the hotspot status of the area. All Local Government Areas along the border zone are declared COVID-19 hotspots.

Learn more about Entering Queensland from a Border Zone Area.

More information

For more information see:

Questions and answers about the Queensland Entry Pass

Who doesn’t have to complete a Queensland entry pass?

You can only enter Queensland without completing a Queensland entry pass if you are:

  • an emergency health services, emergency service worker, national defence, state security or police worker responding to an emergency in Queensland
  • a passenger of an ambulance or aeromedical service
  • entering Queensland in an emergency situation
  • a member of allowed maritime crew under the Maritime Protocol
  • assisting with or participating in a State or Commonwealth law enforcement investigation or other action at the request or direction of a State or Commonwealth department or law enforcement agency
  • a disaster management worker where allowed under the Operational protocol for disaster management workers.

The Queensland entry pass includes the Queensland Border Declaration Pass and Queensland Travel Declaration referred to in the:

I need help with the Queensland entry pass, can I call someone?

If you need help completing your Queensland entry pass you should call 134 COVID (134 268). The 134 COVID team cannot complete the form on your behalf.

What if I don’t have access to a computer?

You can apply for a Queensland entry pass using your mobile phone or another smart device.

You can also apply for a Queensland entry pass before you travel by visiting a local government service (like a library) to access a computer.

My child is travelling to Queensland unaccompanied, do they need a Queensland entry pass?

Yes. If your child is under 18 and visiting Queensland unaccompanied, they will need a Queensland entry pass.

Do I have to complete a separate Queensland entry pass for my child who is travelling with me?

Yes, each child will need a separate Queensland entry pass.

I do not have a fixed home address – what do I enter on the Queensland entry pass application?

People with no fixed home address should select the ‘manual address entry’ option on the form where it asks for a ‘home address’.

Then type, ‘no fixed address’ as the street address.

What is the Queensland entry pass?

You must complete a Queensland entry pass before you are entering Queensland from interstate or from a safe travel zone country.

As part of your application you may also be asked for other information or documents. Examples of information required could be names of people travelling together in the one party, planned date of arrival to Queensland and planned place of entry to Queensland. Example of documents required could be a boarding pass if you are arriving by air.

In addition, you will have to:

  • declare that the information provided is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
  • show satisfactory ID at the border such as your driver’s license or Medicare card.
  • monitor the list of interstate exposure venues daily (at least once every 24 hours) from the time you complete a Queensland entry pass and for 14 days after arriving into Queensland.
  • agree to go and get a COVID-19 test if you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of entering Queensland. Queensland Health may contact you to remind you that you should be monitoring yourself for symptoms and getting tested if you develop symptoms.

Once you receive your Queensland entry pass you will need to enter Queensland within 14 days. If you don’t enter within this time, you will need to apply for new pass.

I already have a Queensland entry pass, do I need to apply for a new one if a hotspot is declared?

If you already have a valid Queensland entry pass you will only have to apply for a new Queensland entry pass if your circumstances have changed since you completed the pass. For example, if a new hotspot is declared or you become aware you have visited an interstate exposure venue during the relevant exposure period you will need to apply for a new Queensland entry pass.

How do I know which Queensland entry pass to complete?

When you fill in the online form to complete a Queensland entry pass the system will provide you with the correct pass based on your answers.

When will I know the outcome of my Queensland entry pass application?

The outcome of your application will be emailed to you. Make sure you check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive an email.

Your Queensland Entry Pass will be processed chronologically and processing time may vary depending on government nominated accommodation capacity. Do not confirm travel plans (if entering Queensland via road) or book your flights until you receive an email confirming your allocated entry date and designated entry airport.

What proof do I need to show at the border for my student placement if I am entering from a hotspot?

Your student placement must be an arrangement for work or another professional experience for at least 12 weeks duration. Placements are only for clinical placements or for higher education students enrolled in a course of study at a higher education provider such as a university, TAFE or vocational education and training supplier. The course must contain a mandatory placement component to satisfy curriculum and study outcomes.

Students must be able to provide evidence of enrolment at a higher education institution and evidence of an agreement to undertake a student placement in Queensland. All students undertaking a placement must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine before starting their placement.

Find out if you are eligible to quarantine at your home or another private residence, or if you will need to quarantine in government arranged accommodation.

I don’t have access to a printer, can I show my Queensland entry pass on my phone?

Yes. The Queensland entry pass can be shown in printed or electronic form.

I’m only going to travel to Queensland for a few hours, do I need to complete a Queensland entry pass?

Yes. Anyone planning on entering Queensland will need a Queensland entry pass.

I’m already in Queensland. How will I know if the travel advice changes for somewhere I have been?

You are required to provide contact details on a Queensland entry pass.

If Queensland declares a COVID-19 hotspot or there are exposure venues in the place you have come from and this affects you, then you will be contacted directly with advice. This may be by text message, phone call or email.

You can also stay up to date by regularly checking our listed interstate exposure venues

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Questions and requests for exemptions

If you are seeking clarification on a Direction or have any questions, please call 134 COVID (13 42 68).

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