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Changes to Queensland's border restrictions


Over the course of the pandemic, we have applied restrictions on entry into Queensland to limit the incursion of COVID-19 into our community.

Border restrictions have been gradually eased, as more Queenslanders got vaccinated.

Domestic travel

From 1am AEST Saturday 15 January 2022, all domestic border restrictions have been removed. You are be able to travel to Queensland from anywhere in Australia.

This means:

  • you will no longer need to apply for a border pass
  • a negative COVID-19 test will not be required to enter Queensland
  • there will be no requirement to quarantine if you are not vaccinated.

Once you are in Queensland, you will need to show proof of vaccination to enter non-essential venues. Find out more about restrictions for unvaccinated people.

International travel

Some restrictions on entry from overseas still apply.

Arriving direct into Queensland from a safe travel country is quarantine free.

From 1am AEST Saturday 22 January, fully vaccinated international arrivals to Queensland are not required to quarantine if:

  • they have undertaken a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of their arrival in Queensland, and
  • they isolate at their residence, accommodation or boat until they receive a negative result.

Those who test positive should follow First steps if you have COVID-19.

An international arrival who undertook a COVID-19 test in another State or Territory within 24 hours of arrival in Australia and received a negative test result, does not have to undertake a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in Queensland.

Unvaccinated international travellers entering Queensland must enter via Brisbane International Airport.

Read more about what you need to do if you are entering Queensland from overseas.