COVID-19 update

Changes to Queensland's border restrictions

From 1am AEST 1 February 2021:

  • Greater Sydney will no longer be a hotspot
  • Anyone who has been in any part of New South Wales will be able to enter Queensland, by any means of travel, without having to quarantine or having to complete a border pass.

See current border restrictions for anyone entering from New South Wales.

Restrictions will continue to apply for anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days (including New Zealand). See the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction for more information.

Contact tracing alerts

There are no current  contact tracing alerts in Queensland.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please check back for any updates.

Easing of Greater Brisbane restrictions

Restrictions for the Greater Brisbane area have eased from 1am AEST Friday 22 January

Visiting hospitals, aged care facilities and disability accommodation services

You can now enter hospital, residential aged care facilities and Disability Accommodation Services if you have been in Greater Brisbane since 2 January 2021. Certain restrictions continue to apply to:

Updates for anyone travelling to or from Queensland

Question Id

Question Test




Queensland entry and testing requirements checker

Complete the following self-check for advice about what to do if you are travelling to Queensland or if you are already in Queensland.

Begin here

Have you been in a declared hotspot in the last 14 days?

Yes OutcomeHotspot
   No Q2

Your current location

Where are you now?

   Victoria Q7
   Queensland Q3
   Other state or territory Q7
   Overseas (including New Zealand) OutcomeOverseas
Q3Have you arrived from New Zealand on a quarantine free flight on or since 14 January 2021?YesOutcomeNZinQLD

Your previous location

Have you been in any of these in the last 14 days?
  Victoria OutcomeinQLD
  Other state or territory OutcomeinQLD
Q5NSWHave you arrived from New Zealand on a quarantine free flight on or since 14 January 2021?YesOutcomeNSWAdviceNZ
Q6 Are you in Greater Brisbane?
Greater Brisbane includes the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan. 
Yes OutcomeLockdown
   No, but I have been there at some point on or after 2 January OutcomeLockdown
   No Q4
Q7Have you been in NSW since 1am AEST 11 December 2020YesQ8NSWYes
Q8NSWYesHave you arrived from New Zealand on a quarantine free flight on or since 14 January 2021?YesOutcome1NSWNZ
Q9NSWNoHave you arrived from New Zealand on a quarantine free flight on or since 14 January 2021?YesOutcome1NZ

Please note the information contained in this self-assessment is general in nature and should be interpreted alongside the latest Public Health Directions and quarantine advice.

Current hotspots and restrictions

Border restrictions are in effect from 1am AEST Saturday 19 December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 cases reported in Greater Sydney.

Specific areas of New South Wales (NSW) have been declared a COVID-19 hotspot.

Health advice

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser
  • Leave a location if it is crowded.

If you have any concerns about your health, contact your doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).