COVID-19 Update: QLD Border Restrictions

**Updated 22 December 2020**

Queensland’s border restrictions continue to evolve in response to confirmed COVID-19 cases within Australia. Food businesses are advised to remain informed on declared hotspots within Australia and current border restrictions to minimise the risk to their business. The latest border restrictions are outlined below:

Visitors to Queensland (updated 22 December 2020)

  • Visitors from WA, SA, VIC, NSW (excluding declared hotspots)*, Tasmania, ACT and Northern Territory may enter Queensland.
  • Visitors from New Zealand may also enter Queensland without having to complete quarantine if they travel on a quarantine-free flight.

*From 22 December, a hard road border closure will be re-instated at Queensland’s border crossings across the state. All visitors from NSW must apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before entering QLD. Anyone who has travelled from or through a declared hotspot, and who does not have an exemption to enter Queensland, will be turned around at the border or placed in hotel quarantine.

Hotel Quarantine

Mandatory hotel quarantine (at their own expense) for a minimum of 14 days applies to:

  • Anyone who has been in a declared hotspot in NSW (including Queenslanders returning home after 1am 22 December)
  • Any person returning from travel overseas
  • A person who arrives in Queensland from overseas, whether Queensland is the person’s final destination or not (except New Zealand)

A person who refuses testing in quarantine will be subject to a further 10-day period at their own cost.

Anyone who is already in Queensland and is identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, will be directed to quarantine either at home or in government arranged accommodation. Close contacts directed to quarantine in government arranged hotel will not be charged.

For further information about border restrictions, please refer to the Queensland Government website.