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Domestic travel – Queensland

Current as of 10 July 2020, at 12:30 AEST

Queenslanders can return home. They must quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for 14 days if they’ve been in a COVID-19 hotspot over the past 2 weeks.

People from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory can come to Queensland if they haven’t been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days.

No one from Victoria can enter. The entire state is a hotspot.

Authorities will turn back non-Queenslanders who’ve been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days unless they:

Please visit qld.gov.au for more information and to see if you need to complete:

Queenslanders are strongly advised not to travel to Victoria.

Quarantine rules

Everyone who's allowed to enterincluding Queenslandersmust quarantine if in the past 14 days they've:

  • been overseas
  • had a known contact with someone with COVID-19
  • had COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19

Conditions of entry

To enter Queensland, everyone needs a Queensland Border Declaration Pass, including all family members, that states they've not been to any local government area in Victoria in the past 14 days.

Only national and security officers or health and emergency workers are exempt from this pass.

You must agree to mandatory testing if you show any symptoms of COVID-19 and failure to get tested could result in fines up to $4,004. This requirement also applies to returning Queenslanders.

These entry passes are only valid for 7 days. If you travel over the border on a regular basis, you need to renew your border pass every week.

Returning from overseas

The number of international arrivals to Queensland is set to reduce.

Travellers returning from overseas need to quarantine for 14 days and contribute to the cost. You may be eligible for all or part of the fee to be waived. Payment plans are also available.

Costs vary depending on how many people are staying in your room:

  • $2,800 — 1 adult
  • $3,710 — 2 adults
  • $4,165 — 2 adults and 1 child
  • $4,620 — 2 adults and 2 children

For more information about Queensland border restrictions, visit the Queensland Government COVID-19 website and click on ‘Roadmap to easing restrictions'.

Travel in Queensland

Queenslanders can now travel anywhere within Queensland for any reason, including recreation and holidays.

However, there are still restrictions on travelling to some remote areas, including remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, unless you live there. You still need to quarantine for 14 days when you enter a designated community.

Exemptions apply for essential workers to provide important services like food, emergency and police services and healthcare.

Future lifting of restrictions will allow residents to travel between communities in a 'safe travel zone'.

Go to the Queensland Government Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) website and select 'Coronavirus' for more information.

For more information on restrictions in Queensland, visit covid19.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Roadmap to easing restrictions'.

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