COVID-19 advice for international arrivals to Queensland

If you are coming to Queensland direct from overseas

You will need to complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine at a government nominated hotel at your own expense in accordance with the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction. These are subject to Queensland's international air arrivals cap.

If you are 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 facilitiy until 14 days has passed since your arrival into Australia and since you have been in a domestic airport.

If arriving from a safe travel zone

You will not need to quarantine if you:

  • Have only been in a safe travel zone country for 14 days prior to departing the safe travel country on a quarantine free flight, within 72 hours of departure returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, and are fully vaccinated unless you are under the age of 12 years or have a medical contraindication evidenced by a registered medical practitioner, or
  • Are maritime crew who is not required to quarantine under the Protocol for maritime crew members joining or signing off a vessel in Queensland approved by the Chief Health Officer, or
  • Have received a written exemption from hotel quarantine from the Chief Health Officer or delegate.

Read more about quarantine in government arranged accommodation.

Once you have completed quarantine, you can travel within Australia in line with state and territory domestic travel restrictions.

Before entering Queensland

You must apply for and receive a Queensland International Arrivals Registration before entering Queensland if you have been outside Australia in the last 14 days.

If you are entering from a safe travel zone country on a quarantine-free flight you are required to complete a Queensland Travel Declaration prior to entering Queensland.

The information collected in the registration process includes your contact details and who you are travelling with. This information helps to determine suitable quarantine arrangements and allows us to contact you to provide additional information about your obligations in entering Queensland and other COVID-19 related purposes.

Children under the age of 18 travelling with their parent or guardian can be included in the parent or guardian’s registration and do not require an individual Queensland International Arrivals Registration. Unaccompanied minors will need to be met by a parent or guardian at the airport who will enter 14 days of government-arranged quarantine with them unless an exemption from quarantine has been granted.

On arrival to Queensland you will be met by an emergency officer and served with a Quarantine Direction Notice and transport to your government arranged accommodation will be provided.

Please present your QR Code to an Emergency Officer at the border check point upon arrival in Queensland or as requested at the government arranged quarantine accommodation.


Queensland International Arrivals Registration

Please complete the Queensland International Arrivals Registration if you are arriving in Queensland from anywhere overseas except from a safe travel zone on a quarantine-free flight.

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