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New online travel declaration required for entering Queensland

New online travel declaration required for entering Queensland
June 18, 2021

New online travel declaration required for entering Queensland

From 1am Saturday 19th June, an online travel declaration will need to be made by all those travelling to Queensland from New Zealand or another state or Territory within Australia. The declaration would need to be made up to 72 hours prior to travelling to Queensland.

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said the new requirement would support contact tracing efforts and noted “It’s vital that if an interstate exposure site or hotspot is declared, our health experts can quickly contact anyone who has travelled into Queensland from that area.

“This is the next line of defence for Queensland – if we’re able to reach people quickly, it will reduce the risk of COVID-19 in Queensland and manage outbreaks right from the get-go.

“The declaration is made online and is quick and easy, taking only a few minutes to complete, and operates in a similar fashion to the Victorian system.”

Queensland will introduce green, amber and red areas, where green means no travel restrictions, amber signifies interstate exposure venues, and red alerts to a hotspot.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the declaration would need to be made up to 72 hours prior to travelling to Queensland explaining “The travel declaration needs to be made close to your travel, to ensure it reflects the most up-to-date advice.

“Things can change quickly with COVID-19 – we’ve seen it time and time again, especially with the evolving situation in Victoria, so travellers will need to check the latest restrictions before travelling.”

Dr Young said a cross-border zone would be re-established so those living close to the QLD-NSW border wouldn’t need to complete multiple travel declarations.

“We know there are a number of people living close to the Queensland border who either work or access important services regularly in Queensland or in northern New South Wales,” she said.

“We want to ensure they can continue to do that without making a declaration each time they cross the border, so we’ve established a border zone to cater for those situations.”

For more information, visit qld.gov.au/queensland-travel-declaration

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