Kiwis are Good to Go

From Saturday 12th December 2020, New Zealanders can holiday in Queensland without entering mandatory hotel quarantine when they arrive now that Queensland is included in the Trans-Tasman Safe Travel Zone.

It coincides with the lifting of the state’s last remaining border restrictions on hotspots in South Australia effective from 1am Saturday 12 December.

New Zealand has achieved a period of 28 days without community transmission of an unknown source

Queensland is now open to Australians and New Zealanders with more Kiwis calling Queensland home than any other state, meaning a lot of happy Christmas reunions. New Zealand is a growing international market for Queensland, with thousands of Kiwis looking for a great Queensland escape this summer. In 2019 489,000 Kiwis booked a trip to Queensland, spending more than $600 million.

Travellers from New Zealand will need to apply online for a free Australia Travel Declaration from the Department of Home Affairs, at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Dancing indoors in pubs, clubs and nightclubs is also be permitte,d subject to the one person per two square metres rule.

Queensland is now operating under Stage 6 of the Roadmap to Easing of Restrictions, which includes:

  • Gatherings: Gatherings in public outdoor spaces of 100 people permitted across Queensland. Gathering in homes of 50 people permitted.
  • Indoor premises: Indoor premises, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship, convention centres and Parliament House, allowed one per person per two square metres.
  • Wedding ceremonies: Up to 200 people can attend a wedding ceremony and all guests can dance.
  • Funerals: Up to 200 people can attend a funeral.
  • Indoor events: Seated, ticketed indoor venues, such as theatre, live music, cinemas and indoor sports, permitted to operate at 100% capacity with patrons to wear masks on entry and exit.
  • Outdoor events: Outdoor events permitted to admit 1500 people with a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Larger events require a COVID Safe Plan.
  • Dancing:Outdoor dancing permitted. From 12pm Monday 14 December, indoor dancing will be permitted, subject to the one person per two square metre rule.
  • Open air stadiums: Open air stadiums permitted to operate at 100% seated capacity (with a COVID Safe Plan).
  • Residential care: Visits are allowed to those receiving residential care at a mental health or drug and alcohol service.

For quick updates and links, visit

For information on the Queensland Government response to COVID-19, visit

For information on Queensland tourism experiences, search ‘Queensland Good to Go’.

For information on the Safe Travel Zone, visit

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