Last updated: 30/11/2020
Passenger safety and wellbeing remains our top priority.
At Brisbane Airport, we have introduced a range of measures to create a safe environment for everyone.
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning throught the airport, especially in high touch areas such as counters, touch screens, security screening, lifts and travellators and are using hospital grade cleaning products
- Hand sanitiser units and antibacterial wipe dispensers have been installed throughout the terminals, buses, car parks and passenger pick-up areas
- Social distancing signage and floor markers are in place throughout the terminals
- Regular audio announcements are made to remind passengers to practice social distancing.
Find out what to expect when you next travel through Brisbane Airport here.
Travel within Australia
From 1am (AEST) 01 December, the Queensland border will reopen to all of NSW and Victoria.
The Queensland Border is currently closed to Victoria, and identified areas in Greater Sydney and Adelaide.
Latest information on travelling to Queensland after 01 December learn more
Do I need a Border Pass?
From 01 December, passengers are only required to apply for a border pass if in the last 14 days, you have been in a hotspot or overseas and didn’t fly into Queensland when you arrived in Australia. Queensland Border Declaration Pass.
I am flying direct into Brisbane from another State, do I have to Quarantine?
Where can I find information on travelling to another State or Territory?
Get the latest information on current travel advice in each state or territory:
- Australian Capital Territory travel advice
- New South Wales travel advice
- Northern Territory travel advice
- Queensland travel advice
- South Australia travel advice
- Tasmania travel advice
- Victoria travel advice
- Western Australia travel advice
Australia’s borders are currently closed.
You can enter Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand Citizen usually residing in Australia. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for the latest updates.
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you cannot leave Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions unless you have an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs.
Please note, there is currently a cap on international arrivals into Brisbane Airport. To understand how this might impact your travel plans, please contact your airline directly.
I am flying direct into Brisbane from Overseas, do I have to Quarantine?
Yes, all travellers arriving directly into Brisbane from an international location are required to undertake mandatory 14-day quarantine in Brisbane.
Travellers arriving from overseas will undergo health screening and immigration processing before being transferred to accommodation.
Information on quarantine arrangements (including costs) can be found here.
To transit Australia, you must still hold a valid visa or be from an eligible country to transit without a visa.
Can I transit through Brisbane International under current travel restrictions?
If you are transiting Australia for less than 72 hours you are automatically exempt from Australia’s travel restrictions.
- Where the time between your arrival and departure flights is less than eight (8) hours, you may be eligible to remain in the secure transit area of the Terminal.
- Where the time between your international flights is more than eight (8) hours, passengers will be required to enter Australia, and will be quarantined in an appropriate facility (for example, a hotel) until it is time to return to the airport for your onward flight.
Learn more about Transiting Australia.
Transferring between Flights
Passengers transferring flights in Brisbane from Domestic to International or onto another State, will be required to show evidence of their onward flight and will need to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.
It is not currently possible to transfer from an International flight to a Domestic flight without first undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Do I need to wear a mask?
You are not required to wear a mask at the airport, however you may wish to do so for your own peace of mind.
There may be safety requirements specific to your airline, and/or your arrival destination. Please contact your airline or the Government body for your arrival destination for more information.
Are the Car Parks still open?
Short and Long-term parking is available at the Terminal Car Parks. Park Valet is temporarily closed. We recommend you book online in advance for the best prices. Learn more here.
If my travel plans change, can I cancel/change my Parking booking?
Yes, we are currently waiving cancellation fees on parking bookings that are changed as a result of changes to travel plans. View Parking FAQ's for more information.
Are Shops and Cafes open?
Yes, however some of our retail stores and cafes and restaurants may be operating at reduced trading hours, or are temporarily closed. For a list of what’s open at each Terminal, visit the pages below:
What’s happening at security screening to keep people safe?
Screening trays are regularly cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant. Antibacterial wipes are available if you prefer to wipe down your tray yourself. Security Officers wear gloves, and change them frequently. You can request that a Security Officer change their gloves if you are asked for a pat down.
Can I pick someone up or drop someone off at the airport?
Yes you can! If you are greeting or farewelling someone travelling within Australia, you are able to enter the Domestic Terminal and meet them, unless they are arriving from a COVID declared hotspot.
If you are farewelling someone at the International Terminal, it is possible to accompany them to the Level 4 Departures Hall. The Pre-departure screening process and the Airline Check-in areas are restricted to passengers only.
For everyone’s safety it is not currently possible to greet travellers arriving from overseas or from COVID declared hotspots within Australia. These passengers will undergo health screening and then be taken to a hotel for mandatory 14-day quarantine. More information on quarantine can be found here.
Is the Terminal Transfer Bus operating?
Currently the Terminal Transfer bus is not operating, however the Skygate Loop Service will continue to provide transfer services between the Terminals and Skygate operating the normal schedule from Monday - Friday.
Everyone has a role to play in minimising the spread of COVID-19. Some simple things you can do to prepare for your next trip;
- Go contactless - check-in to your flight online, book your parking ahead of time and use contactless payment where possible
- Leave space - keep practicing physical distancing - we've got reminders for you, but ultimately you're in control of your own space
- Practice good hygiene - wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- If you are not feeling well - stay home and consider getting tested.
Check out this article for more Safe Travel Tips
Can I wear a mask?
Wearing a face mask is not mandatory within the terminals, but you are welcome to do so. Some airlines are offering passengers masks at check-in, or when boarding the flight. Check with your airline for details about specific inflight requirements.
Can I bring my own santiser?
Yes, you can carry your own hand sanitiser on board. Passengers travelling overseas are reminded that any liquids carried onto the plane (including hand sanitiser) need to be in containers sized 100ml or smaller. Larger containers should be packed into your checked luggage.
Latest Health Advice
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 please continue to follow the latest health advice including;
- Practice physical distancing
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your face and;
- Stay home if you are unwell.
For the latest information visit the Queensland Department of Health website.