COVID Safe Travel Information

Travelling to Port Douglas and Cairns in Queensland

Vaccinated people can travel freely to Queensland.

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To keep it simple:

Leave space, stay safe

Before you fly

The health and safety of our airport community, employees and travellers is paramount. If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home.

If you do need to make changes to your travel plans, we recommend you contact your airline. The airlines have implemented a range of key measures within Australian Domestic Airports to limit the contact you may have with others as you check-in and proceed to your departure gate. See below:

Qantas Fly Well Program

Jetstar Fly Well Program

Virgin COVID-19 Health & Wellbeing measures

We also encourage all customers and employees to download the COVIDSafe app. For more information, click here

Follow these pointers to keep safe and well while travelling:

  • If you feel sick, stay at home. As disappointing as it may be to cancel your plans, or to not visit your friend, if you or they don’t feel well, stay home to prevent spreading germs. This not only protects yourself from other germs, but it also protects those who you may be visiting and others out in the community.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested. If you’ve travelled and you develop symptoms while you are away, you can find the closest testing facility on the Queensland Government website.
  • If you can, get the flu shot before you travel. Though this does not protect you from COVID-19, it is the most effective way to prevent influenza, which presents similar symptoms as COVID-19.
  • When in public places maintain physical distance from others whenever possible, by keeping two big steps away from others and avoiding hugs, kisses and handshakes. Use common sense and move to a different space if where you are is overcrowded.
  • Practise good hand hygiene by washing your hands regularly with soap and water and use an alcohol-based sanitiser. Pack tissues, hand sanitiser and disinfecting wipes with you to use while out and about, so that you can always wash your hands or wipe over shared surfaces before you use them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Pack tissues to take with you wherever you go.

Looking after your general health when travelling

No matter whether you’re planning a staycation or venturing out a little further within our state, staying healthy is vitally important, especially during this time.

Remember to always:

  • Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide - sun safety is still important during winter 
  • Eat a well-balanced and varied diet by following good nutrition principles
  • Get creative about the way you stay hydrated
  • Plan stretch stops when on a road trip and get some extra steps into your day by making the most of exploring the local areas you visit
  • Remember to pack your prescription medicine and make sure you have enough to see you through your trip
  • Pack extra soap, wipes and alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

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