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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the borders will be coming down on 1am Saturday. 

Queensland border requirements will be scrapped on 15 January as the state heads towards 90% full vaccination. ‘Anyone coming domestically across into Queensland, either by our road or by air, they do not have to show that they have had their border pass, they don’t have to show that they have had a rapid antigen test’, Palaszczuk said. ‘In terms of international travel, we will wait until that is formally declared’



Changes to Queensland’s border restrictions

Over the course of the pandemic, we have applied restrictions on entry into Queensland to limit the incursion of COVID-19 into our community.

Border restrictions have been gradually eased, as more Queenslanders got vaccinated.

Domestic travel

From 1am AEST Saturday 15 January 2022, all domestic border restrictions will end.

This means:

  • you’ll no longer need to apply for a border pass
  • a negative COVID-19 test will not be required to enter Queensland
  • there will be no requirement to quarantine if you are not vaccinated.

Current restrictions apply until 1am AEST Saturday 15 January 2022.

International Travellers

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled plans for Queensland to reopen to the world 

Ms Palaszczuk unveiled plans for Queensland to scrap quarantine for twice-vaccinated international travellers from 1am on Saturday, with almost all restrictions on vaccinated arrivals to be dumped for the first time since March 2020. The change comes before Queensland’s 90 per cent vaccination target is reached, but the premier says the time is right.

Ms Palaszczuk says vaccinated travellers will only have to take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arriving in the Queensland.

“You can come into Queensland and … if you’re vaccinated you will not have to do quarantine, you are free to come in,” she told reporters on Wednesday.

“We’re asking you to do a RAT test within 24 hours. This is consistent with other states – if National Cabinet decides to change that down the track, so be it, but we do believe that now is the right time with our vaccination rates so high.”

Ms Palaszczuk said travellers’ rapid antigen tests would not be actively policed but operate as an honour system.

She said the measure was only a precaution as international travellers are “probably more likely to catch the virus in Australia at the moment”.

Unvaccinated international travellers will still need to do mandatory quarantine on arrival in Queensland after Saturday.