Travel restrictions to remote communities

From midday 10 July 2020, there are no entry requirements, quarantine requirements and travel restrictions for Queensland’s remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The whole of Queensland now operates under Stage 3 of the Roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions.

The Chief Health Officer may decide to re-introduce restrictions if an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in a community. Decisions will be made by the Chief Health Officer based on public health conditions for each community and in consultation with local leaders.

Queensland’s roadmaps to recovery

The Queensland Government has developed two roadmaps to ease restrictions and support our COVID-19 recovery:

  1. Roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions outlines the statewide approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions.
  2. Roadmap to easing access restrictions for Queensland’s remote communities (PDF, 124 KB) has been developed for Queensland’s remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It applies only to remote communities that had restrictions in place under the Commonwealth Biosecurity Act.

Each roadmap outlines a staged approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Roadmap to easing access restrictions in Queensland's remote communities

Stage 1: Completed

In response to community feedback, this stage allowed quarantine within a community under the previous Biosecurity Determination restrictions.

Stage 2: Completed

‘Declared Travel Zones’ were established to allow residents of designated areas to travel more freely without the need to quarantine.

Stage 3: From 3 July 2020

All travel restrictions, including entry and quarantine requirements, are removed from all of Queensland’s remote communities. The whole of Queensland now operates under the Roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions.

If an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in a community, they may transition back to Stage 2 and follow the Chief Health Officer direction.

The Queensland Government has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in remote communities to implement a three-stage plan to safely ease restrictions in designated areas (PDF, 124 KB). Under this plan, all remote communities have moved to Stage 3 restrictions.

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