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Queensland removes on-arrival COVID-19 test requirement from 30 June

From 30th June, you'll no longer need to conduct a COVID-19 test when you arrive in Brisbane, Cairns or Gold Coast as an international traveller.

Hot on the heels of a recent testing relaxation for travellers heading to Sydney and New South Wales, the Queensland Government has confirmed that international arrivals will also no longer be obliged to take a COVID-19 test after landing in the state from 30th June 2022.


This means that no isolation will be required when you arrive in Brisbane, Cairns or Gold Coast from overseas, so you can get on with your trip immediately. It also makes Singapore – Queensland trips completely test-free and quarantine-free for fully vaccinated travellers, in both directions.

Queensland has been one of the last states to retain its own on-arrival testing requirement, despite the Commonwealth Government mandate for pre-departure testing when travelling to Australia being abolished back in April 2022.

This development leaves South Australia as the only Australian state with direct international flights imposing mandatory on-arrival testing for overseas travellers.

No on-arrival testing for those touching down in Cairns from 30th June. (Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland)

Queensland on-arrival testing scrapped

If you arrive in Queensland from overseas on or before 0.59am on 30th June 2022, you will still be required to:

  • Go straight to your home or accommodation
  • Take a RAT (ART) test using an approved kit within 24 hours
  • Isolate until a negative result had been obtained
  • Follow the state’s seven-day isolation protocol if your test is positive (no reporting for negative results)

For arrivals from 1am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 30th June 2022, it will no longer be necessary to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Queensland, removing these requirements.

“From 1am AEST Thursday 30 June, international arrivals will no longer be required