Queensland (QLD)

Travelling from the ACT to QLD

From Friday 25 September, ACT residents can travel to QLD by air without having to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

Canberrans travelling to QLD must declare that they haven’t been in a declared hot spot for the previous 14 days, prior to entering the state, and only air travel will be permitted. Currently, all of NSW and VIC have been declared as hot spots by the Queensland Government.

Anyone travelling to QLD will need to apply for a border pass from the Queensland Government.

COVID-safe travel

You should not travel if you are unwell.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while away or after returning to the ACT, get tested immediately.

While travelling, use the ABCs of protecting yourself, your family and our community from COVID-19.

Avoid COVID-affected areas—check the COVID website of the state or territory you are travelling to. If you are welcoming relatives or visitors from interstate, please ask them not to come if they are travelling from an area with a recent case or are feeling unwell.

Behave in a COVID-safe way—be vigilant with hand and respiratory hygiene, maintain physical distancing from other groups, and stay home if feeling unwell.

Check back when you’re home—monitor the COVID website of the state or territory you visited to see if they had any cases, for two weeks after your return. Follow the website’s advice about testing and self-isolation. If you feel unwell with COVID symptoms while away or when you return, please get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get the result.

More travel advice is available on the Australian Department of Health website.

For more information, contact the ACT’s COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily.

Travelling from QLD to the ACT

If you have recently been in QLD, you should keep up to date with public health alerts from Queensland Health .

If you are from interstate and choose to travel to the ACT, depending on your state’s or territory’s rules, you may need to quarantine when you go home.

Currently, if QLD residents travel into NSW from the ACT, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days on their return to QLD. More information on this requirement can be found on the Queensland Health website.

Advice is changing regularly. Keep up to date with the latest advice of the state or territory you are planning to travel to, or through. Visit the Queensland Health website for the latest advice.

If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.

COVID-safe travel

You should not travel if you are unwell.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while away or after returning to the ACT, get tested immediately.

While travelling, use the ABCs of protecting yourself, your family and our community from COVID-19.

Avoid COVID-affected areas—check the COVID website of the state or territory you are travelling to. If you are welcoming relatives or visitors from interstate, please ask them not to come if they are travelling from an area with a recent case or are feeling unwell.

Behave in a COVID-safe way—be vigilant with hand and respiratory hygiene, maintain physical distancing from other groups, and stay home if feeling unwell.

Check back when you’re home—monitor the COVID website of the state or territory you visited to see if they had any cases, for two weeks after your return. Follow the website’s advice about testing and self-isolation. If you feel unwell with COVID symptoms while away or when you return, please get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get the result.

More travel advice is available on the Australian Department of Health website.

For more information, contact the ACT’s COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: October 12 2020