COVID-19 update

Queensland COVID-19 statistics

View more statisticsLast updated: Cases & tests 21 October 2021. Vaccination data 21 October 2021

1Local cases (last 24h)
4Other cases (last 24h)
7,616Tests (last 24h)
16,407Vaccine doses (last 24h)

Updates for anyone travelling to or from Queensland

Entering Queensland from a hotspot

From 1am AEST Tuesday 19 October 2021, Tasmania will no longer have any declared COVID-19 hotspots.

The Australian Capital Territory, the Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, and Victoria continue to be declared hotspots.

Anyone who has been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since their identified start date (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland, unless they are a Queensland resident or have an exemption. Anyone allowed to enter will need to complete 14 days mandatory quarantine. Find out where you will have to quarantine.

New South Wales Border Zone

From 1am AEST Wednesday 13 October, the Bourke Shire, Broken Hill, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Unincorporated Far West local government areas (LGAs) are part of the non-restricted border zone. There are no Local Government Areas in the restricted border zone.

Interstate exposure venues

Anyone who has been to an interstate exposure venue is required to follow the quarantine requirements of the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction.

Entering from overseas

View the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction for information about entering Queensland from overseas.

While in Queensland

Travelling from New Zealand to Queensland

From 20 October 2021, the South Island of New Zealand is a Queensland safe travel zone country.

However, travel remains restricted from:

For more information see the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction.

Travelling to New Zealand

Quarantine-free travel from all Australian states and territories is suspended. See the New Zealand Government's advice for traveling to New Zealand from Australia.

For further information:

Please note that other countries still have travel restrictions in place – visit Smart Traveller before making travel arrangements.

Home quarantine trial for Queensland residents returning from a COVID-19 hotspot

From 11 October 2021, 1,000 returning Queenslanders will be given the opportunity to return to the state and trial a new home quarantine model.

Protecting our most vulnerable

Anyone who has been in a hotspot or an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days cannot enter aged care facilities, disability accommodation services hospitals, or correctional facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 134 COVID (134 268).