At 1:00am on Monday morning, the Queensland border opened to the rest of Australia following the vaccination rates reaching 80% double vaccinated. There is some important information you need to know about the border reopening.

You can travel from a hotspot and you will not be required to quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether you intend to arrive by air or road.

Prior to entering Queensland, you must have provided a negative COVID-19 lab test result within the 72 hours prior to arrival.

To be considered fully vaccinated you must have received the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least a week prior to your intended date of arrival.

If you are travelling from a hotspot you must get tested on day five, after your arrival. If you test positive you will be expected to isolate.

If you are not full vaccinated and intend to travel into Queensland you will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a government nominated facility at your own expense.

You must ensure you complete your Queensland Entry pass in order to be allowed to cross the border. People need to be careful and ensure that they complete the correct border pass or they will be turned away at the border. For border residents there will be an ‘X’ Pass, there is a pass for intentional travellers and there will be a ‘G’ Pass which is one for individuals coming from hotspots.

If you are from the border zone are you are fully vaccinated then you will be able to freely move across the border for any reason without the need for a COVID test. You will still require a border pass. If you are not vaccinated than you can still travel into Queensland but it will need to be for essential purposes only.

It is highly recommended that individuals ensure they look at the Qld Health website to ensure they understand the Queensland Travel Restrictions prior to their travel into Queensland to prevent any issues when crossing the Queensland Border.

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