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Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing for International Air Crew Direction (No. 3)

Understanding this Direction

Information to help you understand what this Direction means for international air crew arriving in Queensland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary

Effective from:12.30 pm AEST 1 March 2022

Posted: 1 March 2022

Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency

Public Health Act 2005 (Qld)

Section 362B

On 29 January 2020, under the Public Health Act 2005, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services made an order declaring a public health emergency in relation to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The public health emergency area specified in the order is for ‘all of Queensland’. Its duration has been extended by regulation to 26 March 2021 and may be further extended.

Further to this declaration, l, Dr John Gerrard, Chief Health Officer, reasonably believe it is necessary to give the following direction pursuant to the powers under s 362B of the Public Health Act 2005 to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

Preamble

The purpose of this Direction is to protect the health of the community and air crew by mitigating the risk of the spread of COVID-19 through quarantine and COVID-19 testing of air crew.

Guidance

A person entering Queensland under this Direction must comply with any relevant requirements of other Public Health Directions while the person is in Queensland.

Separately from the requirements under Public Health Directions, under sections 362G and 362H of the Public Health Act 2005, a person may be given a direction by an emergency officer (public health) to stay at or in a particular place for up to 14 days if the emergency officer believes it is reasonably necessary to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Citation

  1. This Public Health Direction may be referred to as the Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing for International Air Crew Direction (No. 3).

Revocation

  1. The Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing for International Air Crew Direction (No. 2) made on 19 January 2022 is revoked from the time of publication of this Direction.

Commencement

  1. This Direction applies from the time of publication until the end of the declared public health emergency, unless revoked or replaced.

Application

  1. This Direction applies to international air crew who arrive in Queensland and who have been in a place outside Australia in the 14 days immediately before their arrival.

    Note: Air crew may be asked general screening questions under the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction (No. 22) or its successors.

PART 1 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED INTERNATIONAL AIR CREW ARRIVING FROM OVERSEAS

  1. Queensland-based international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew and international air crew who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine upon arrival to Queensland.

PART 2 –GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED AIR CREW ARRIVING FROM OVERSEAS

  1. Queensland-based international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew and international air crew who are unvaccinated must quarantine in nominated premises in accordance with Part 3 for 14 days commencing on the date of their arrival to Queensland, unless the person departs Queensland on an assigned flight duty before completion of the 14 day quarantine period.

  2. An airline operator must ensure that:

    1. appropriate transportation that complies with the Operational Guideline for International Air Crew is available for Queensland-based international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew or international air crew required to quarantine under paragraph 6 to travel to and from a nominated premises; and

    2. Queensland-based international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew or international air crew who are required to quarantine under paragraph 6 travel directly to their nominated premises from their port of arrival without stopping; and

    3. any Queensland-based international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew or international air crew leaving quarantine to depart Queensland on an assigned flight duty, must travel directly from their nominated premises to their port of departure without stopping.

  3. Unvaccinated Queensland-based international air crew engaged by an approved airline or Australian Defence Force air crew who in the previous 14 days have been a place outside Australia, and who arrives in Queensland either directly, or on a domestic on-travel flight from another State or Territory and who on arrival in the other State or Territory did not leave the confines of the airport or quarantined at their port of entry in either government nominated hotel accommodation or air crew accommodation until boarding the domestic flight, may quarantine at a residence or military base in Queensland if the following requirements can be met:

    1. the person can comply with the Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew; and

    2. if the person is a member of positioning crew, they can provide evidence that they are a member of positioning crew; and

    3. the person has not been otherwise directed by an emergency officer (public health); and

    4. if the person arrives on a domestic on-travel flight and quarantined at their port of entry, the person has undertaken a COVID-19 test and received a negative test result within 24 hours prior to departing the other State or Territory.

  4. Unvaccinated Queensland-based international air crew and Australian Defence Force air crew quarantining at a residence or military base, after completing immigration, customs and any other requirements must:

    1. travel directly, from their port of disembarkation to their residence or military base:

      1. using private transport; and

        Note: air crew must travel by private vehicle whenever practicable. An airline operator should ensure air crew travel to and from their residence by private vehicle whenever practicable.

      2. for a distance of no more than two hours safe driving distance from their port of disembarkation; and

      3. without stopping; and

    2. strictly comply with the quarantine requirements in Part 3; and

    3. strictly comply with the Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew.

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  6. Unvaccinated Queensland-based international air crew and Australian Defence Force air crew who do not have private transport available to travel from their port of disembarkation to their residence must travel by an endorsed transport provider.

  7. Queensland-based international air crew and international air crew who are unvaccinated and who arrive in Queensland on a freight flight or ferry flight from a place outside Australia are permitted to take a domestic on-flight to another destination in Queensland or another State or Territory if they can provide the following to an emergency officer (public health):

    1. written confirmation from the airline operator that the person has travelled on a freight flight or a ferry flight; and

    2. if the flight is travelling to another State or Territory, written confirmation from the relevant government agency from the receiving State or Territory that the person has permission to enter the State or Territory; and

    3. an undertaking the person has not left the confines of the airport at their port of arrival in Queensland and had no contact with members of the community, other than those they travelled with or may have come into contact with at the airport.

    Note: Unvaccinated air crew seeking to stay overnight at their port of arrival in Queensland before repositioning to their next destination will require an exemption to leave quarantine under Part 7.

  1. Queensland-based international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew and international air crew who are unvaccinated and who have been in a place outside Australia in the 14 days immediately before their arrival in Queensland are permitted to travel from Queensland to another State or Territory on a domestic flight if the following apply:

    1. the person travels from either their port of arrival or residence to board the flight in accordance with paragraph 18 without stopping; and

    2. the person on arrival at another State or Territory will immediately depart Australia on an outbound international flight; and

    3. the person travels on a crew-only flight.

  2. Queensland-based international air crew and international air crew who are unvaccinated and arrive in Queensland on an aeromedical flight from a place outside Australia are permitted to take a domestic aeromedical on-flight to another destination in Queensland to complete a patient transfer if the following requirements can be met:

    1. the first port of arrival in Queensland is for a contactless fuel stop and customs only; and

    2. the air crew and passengers remain on the aircraft or only disembark for contactless refuelling or to conduct a safety check; and

    3. on arrival to the destination in Queensland for patient transfer, the crew do not leave the confines of the airport, unless required to quarantine in government nominated accommodation before the return flight; and

    4. the return flight is a crew-only flight and no crew members join the aircraft for the return flight.

PART 3 – QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED INTERNATIONAL AIR CREW

  1. A person who is required to quarantine under this Direction must not leave the nominated premises for 14 days, except:

    1. to depart Queensland on an assigned flight duty, as permitted under Part 2; or

    2. for the purposes of obtaining essential medical care at a hospital; or

    3. to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm; or

      Example – escaping a risk of harm related to sexual or domestic and family violence; or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service

    4. in the event of an emergency situation; or

    5. for Queensland-based international air crew to carry out mandatory training and assessment within Queensland which is required to be undertaken in-person to ensure that flight crew meet regulatory requirements to operate aircraft or to ensure safety of flights; or

      Example: flight simulation training or the components of essential safety and security training that must be undertaken in person, including training that may be carried out while the person is not on their usual work shift or duty.

    6. for Australian Defence Force air crew, to carry out mandatory training and assessment within Queensland which is required to be undertaken by the Australian Defence Force; or

    7. to undertake a COVID-19 test; or

    8. as otherwise required or permitted under a direction given to the person by an emergency officer (public health); and

  2. A person directed to quarantine at government-nominated accommodation or air crew accommodation, must not open the door to the nominated premises, except:

    1. for a permitted purpose under paragraph 14; or

    2. when permitted by a quarantine facility worker to collect any food, laundry, medical supplies or other items left at the door of their nominated premises by a quarantine facility worker; or

    3. when permitted by a quarantine facility worker to place any laundry, rubbish or other items directly outside the door of their nominated premises for collection by a quarantine facility worker; or

    4. when permitted by an emergency officer (public health) to be tested for COVID-19; and

  3. A person directed to quarantine at government-nominated accommodation or air crew accommodation, must not:

    1. physically interact with other guests from another nominated premises on a balcony of the nominated premises; or

      Note: a quarantined person should maintain physical distancing from other guests on other balconies at government-nominated accommodation.

    2. accept or exchange items with other guests between balconies at government-nominated accommodation; or

    3. enter any balcony other than a balcony of the person’s nominated premises; and

  4. A person who is required to quarantine under this Direction must wear a surgical mask:

    1. whenever directed to do so by an emergency officer (public health); and

    2. whenever on a balcony of the nominated premises at government-nominated accommodation; and

    3. when travelling to and from the nominated premises for the purposes of commencing quarantine or leaving quarantine prior to completing 14 days to depart on an assigned international flight duty; and

    4. when leaving and returning to the nominated premises during quarantine as permitted under paragraph 14 or whenever the door to the nominated premises is open as permitted under paragraph 15, unless:

      1. it is not practicable due to the need to avoid immediate injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm; or

      2. it is not practicable because of the emergency situation; or

      3. the person has a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, which makes wearing a surgical mask unsuitable; or

        Examples: persons who have obstructed breathing, a serious skin condition on their face, an intellectual disability, a mental health illness, or who have experienced trauma.

      4. permitted under a direction given to the person by an emergency officer (public health); and

  5. A person who leaves under paragraph 14 or leaves and returns to the nominated premises during quarantine as permitted under paragraph 14 (must travel by:

    1. endorsed transport provider; or

    2. ambulance in an emergency situation; or

    3. for Queensland-based international air crew or Australian Defence Force air crew quarantining at a residence, private transport in accordance with the Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew; or

    4. an emergency services vehicle in emergency as permitted under a direction given to the person by an emergency officer (public health).

  6. A person who is required to quarantine under this Direction must not permit any other person to enter the nominated premises unless that other person:

    1. resides in the nominated premises with a person who is Queensland-based international air crew or Australian Defence Force air crew; or

    2. is required or permitted under a direction given to a person by an emergency officer (public health) to conduct a COVID-19 test; or

    3. for government-nominated accommodation, is required or permitted under a direction given to the person by an emergency officer (public health) in an emergency and contact details of the other person are recorded; or

      Example: an emergency medical situation where it is not practicable to transport the quarantined person to a hospital.

      Note: A nominated premises includes the balcony of a government-nominated hotel room. A quarantined person must not permit any person to enter their balcony unless they are permitted by paragraph 25.

    4. for a residence, is required to enter to conduct a COVID-19 PCR test or in an emergency situation; and

  7. A person who is required to quarantine under this Direction will quarantine for a further period of 14 days from the end of the quarantine period if the person does not comply with the requirements of this Direction.

    Note: Under sections 362G and 362H of the Public Health Act 2005, an emergency officer (public health) can give a direction to a person to stay at or in a particular place for up to 14 days if the emergency officer believes the direction is reasonably necessary to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

  8. If a person who is required to quarantine under this Direction develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they must:

    1. immediately contact Queensland Health for medical attention; and

    2. undertake a COVID-19 test and isolate until a negative test result is received and they are symptom-free.

PART 4 – COVID-19 TESTING OF INTERNATIONAL AIR CREW

  1. Queensland-based international air crew, International air crew and Australian Defence Force air crew must undertake a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of their arrival to Queensland; and

  2. Despite paragraph 24, Queensland-based international air crew, International air crew and Australian Defence Force air crew are not required to undertake a COVID-19 test on arrival to Queensland if they can provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of their arrival to Australia; and

  3. If a Queensland-based international air crew, International air crew or Australian Defence Force air crew member develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 they must immediately:

    1. cease working as soon as it is safe to do so; and

    2. isolate once ceased working; and

    3. undertake a COVID-19 test; and

    4. remain isolated until a negative COVID-19 test result is received.

  4. Queensland-based international air crew, international air crew or Australian Defence Force air crew members who are tested for COVID-19 in accordance with paragraph 22 and receive a positive result, are to be treated as diagnosed case and must isolate in accordance with the Isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Management of Close Contacts Direction (No.5) or its successors.

PART 5 - SCREENING AND EVIDENTIARY PROVISIONS

  1. Each airline operator must develop a Compliance Plan outlining the measures that will be taken by the airline operator to ensure Queensland-based international air crew, international air crew and Australian Defence Force air crew comply with the requirements of this Direction, including:

    1. Vaccination requirements under paragraph 5 if applicable;

    2. home quarantine requirements under paragraphs 8 and 9; and

    3. requirements under the Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew, if applicable; and

    4. all other requirements under relevant Public Health Directions.

  2. An airline operator must provide a copy of their Compliance Plan to an emergency officer (public health) on request and if requested, evidence to demonstrate how the airline operator is implementing the measures in the Compliance Plan

  3. An emergency officer (public health) may require any person subject to this Direction to answer questions or provide evidence about:

    1. whether the person has symptoms consistent with COVID-19; and

    2. whether they have been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days; and

    3. their name; and

    4. their date of birth; and

    5. their phone number while in Australia; and

    6. their intended address while in Australia; and

    7. their email address; and

    8. their flight number; and

    9. their flight seat number; and

    10. the places the person has been in the 14 days before arriving in Queensland; and

    11. for unvaccinated Queensland-based international air crew with evidence of the essential and mandatory nature of training or assessment required to be completed during quarantine.

PART 6 – OTHER MATTERS

  1. An emergency officer (public health) can give a direction to a Queensland-based international air crew member or an international air crew member about the conduct of a COVID-19 test.

  2. An emergency officer (public health) can require an airline operator to comply with additional directions if the emergency officer believes the direction is reasonably necessary to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

PART 7 – EXEMPTIONS

  1. The Chief Health Officer, the Deputy Chief Health Officer or their delegate may grant a person an exemption from all or part of these directions on the basis of extreme exceptional circumstances.

  2. An exemption may be given on conditions and if so, the person given the exemption must comply with the conditions.

PART 8 – DEFINITIONS

  1. Definitions used in this Direction are in Schedule 1.

PART 9 – PENALTIES

A person to whom the direction applies commits an offence if the person fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the direction.

Section 362D of the Public Health Act 2005 provides:

Failure to comply with public health directions

  • A person to whom a public health direction applies must comply with the direction unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
  • Maximum penalty—100 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.

Dr John Gerrard

Chief Health Officer

1 March 2022

Published on the Queensland Health website at 12.30pm


SCHEDULE 1 — DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Public Health Direction:

Air crew accommodation means accommodation provided by an airline for air crew to quarantine at.

Airline operator means the person, business or entity that owns, controls or operates an aircraft arriving in Queensland from a point of origin outside of Australia.

Approved airline is an airline listed as an Approved airline in Schedule 2.

Australia means the Commonwealth of Australia and includes the external territories of Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands and Heard and McDonald Islands but excludes the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Australian Defence Force air crew means

  1. an Australian Defence Force air crew member performing military tasking in accordance with a lawful order, excluding members ordinarily travelling for posting or leave purposes; or

  2. an off-shift Australian Defence Force air crew member travelling as a passenger on an aircraft to reposition at another location to immediately commence military tasking in accordance with a lawful order.

Compliance Plan means a plan developed by an airline operator that sets out the measures that will be taken to ensure Queensland-based international air crew comply with home quarantine requirements under this Direction, the Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew and all other requirements under relevant Public Health Directions.

Confines of the airport means the terminal or terminals of an airport used for the arrival and departure of aircraft and passengers by air, or the area of an airport that the person uses to transfer directly between terminals.

Example: a person did not leave the confines of the airport if they stay in a passenger terminal until their next flight or transferred directly between terminals to depart on their flight. However, a person leaves the confines of the airport if they go to a hotel in the airport precinct and stay overnight.

COVID-19 PCR test means an oropharyngeal and deep nasal swab for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to detect whether a person has the COVID-19 virus.

Note: A COVID-19 PCR test does not include a self-test.

COVID-19 RAT means a Rapid Antigen Test approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to detect whether the person has the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 test means a COVID-19 PCR test or a COVID-19 RAT.

COVID-19 vaccine means a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or endorsed by WHO-COVAX and the vaccine was obtained overseas.

Crew-only flight means a domestic flight travelling within Australia with:

  1. only Queensland-based international air crew, international air crew, Australian Defence Force air crew or domestic air crew on board; and

  2. no passengers on board.

Domestic air crew means an on-shift or off-shift air crew member who has serviced a crew-only flight in the last 14 days.

Emergency officer (public health) means an emergency officer appointed under the Public Health Act 2005.

Note: Emergency officers appointed under the Public Health Act 2005 include public health officers and police and includes emergency officers (medical) and emergency officer (general).

Endorsed transport provider means a person, business or entity that provides a transport service to a person who is required to quarantine and is endorsed by a government authority and has a Transport Plan in the form approved by the Chief Health Officer.

Note: Information about endorsed transport providers and Transport Plans is available here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/covid-19-testing-for-quarantine-facility-workers/endorsed-transport-providers

Ferry flight means an inbound flight to Australia transporting essential crew only with no passengers on board and that is associated with the aircraft’s delivery or movement to a location for maintenance, hire, or other planned use.

Freight means cargo or lading carried for pay either by land, water, or air.

Freight flight means a flight transporting freight and essential crew only, where no new crew members board the aircraft in a place outside of Australia.

Fully vaccinated means a person who is 16 years of age or older who has received at least the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and it has been 7 days since the final dose.

Government-nominated accommodation means a hospital, hotel or other accommodation premises at which the person is directed to quarantine by an emergency officer (public health) at which the Queensland Government provides a security and health overlay.

Hospital means:

  1. a hospital, as defined in schedule 2 to the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011; or

  2. a private health facility, as defined in section 8 of the Private Health Facilities Act 1999; or

  3. a multi-purpose service, as defined in section 104 of the Subsidy Principles 2014 made under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth).

International air crew means a person whose primary place of residence is not in Queensland and who is:

  1. an air crew member actively servicing an inbound flight to Australia; or

  2. an off-shift air crew member travelling to reposition to commence duty in Australia; or

  3. an aeromedical services crew member providing patient transport or emergency medical care to a patient; or

  4. an off-shift aeromedical services crew member who is travelling as a passenger on an aircraft to reposition to commence duty in Australia.

Isolate means:

  1. the person is to travel directly to premises that are suitable to reside in and remain in those premises until a negative test result is received and they are symptom-free; or

  2. travel directly to, or remain at, a hospital for medical treatment, and following treatment and discharge from the hospital, travel directly to premises that are suitable to reside in and remain in those premises until a negative test result is received and they are symptom-free; and

  3. must not leave the premises except to:

    1. obtain essential medical care or essential medical supplies where alternative delivery arrangements are not reasonably practicable;

    2. avoid injury or escape a risk of harm; or

    3. in the event of an emergency situation; or

    4. as otherwise permitted or required under a direction given by the person by an emergency officer (public health); and

  4. must wear a surgical mask whenever directed to do so by an emergency officer (public health) and when leaving isolation as permitted by paragraph (c), unless it is not practicable because of the emergency situation or the need to avoid immediate injury or risk of harm.

Member of positioning crew means a person who:

  1. is identified as a member of positioning crew:

    1. in the flight manifest of the flight on which the person arrived in Queensland; or

    2. by the person’s employer or the airline the person will be flying for in the form approved by the Chief Health Officer; and

  2. has documentary evidence of the flight, including the date of the flight, on which the person left, or will leave Australia; and

  3. can provide an undertaking that they only left Australia for the purpose of servicing an inbound or outbound flight and did not undertake any other activities while in a place outside of Australia, including participating in regulatory training.

    Notes: A person who travelled overseas to undertake regulatory training cannot be considered a member of a positioning crew. A person entering Queensland to undertake regulatory training cannot be identified as a member of positioning crew.

Nominated premises means:

  1. a person’s allocated room within government-nominated accommodation as directed by an emergency officer (public health); or

  2. air crew accommodation; or

  3. for Queensland-based international air crew engaged by an approved airline, the air crew’s residence; or

  4. for Australian Defence Force air crew, the air crew’s residence or military base; or

  5. another premises as directed by an emergency officer (public health).

Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew means the Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew approved by the Chief Health Officer and published on the Queensland Government website.

Physical distancing includes remaining at least 1.5 metres away from other persons where possible.

Private transport means:

  1. a private vehicle; or

  2. if travel by (a) is not available or practicable, an endorsed transport provider.

    Note: An airline operator should ensure air crew travel to and from their residence by private vehicle whenever practicable.

Quarantine facility worker has the same meaning as in the Requirements for Quarantine Facility Workers Direction (No. 4) or its successors.

Queensland-based international air crew means a person whose primary place of residence is in Queensland and who is:

  1. an air crew member actively servicing an inbound flight to Australia; or

  2. an off-shift air crew member who can provide evidence that they are a member of positioning crew in the form approved by the Chief Health Officer; or

  3. an aeromedical services crew member providing patient transport or emergency medical care to a patient; or

  4. an off-shift aeromedical services crew member who can provide evidence that they are a member of positioning crew in the form approved by the Chief Health Officer.

Note: Ground crew are not included in the definition of Queensland-based international air crew unless they are actively servicing an inbound flight to Australia.

Relevant authority means Queensland Health or an agency contracted by the Queensland Government to undertake testing for COVID-19.

Example: Mater Pathology

Residence means premises used, or intended to be used, as a dwelling or mainly as a dwelling, and includes the land on which the residence is situated, and includes:

  1. a single detached dwelling; or

  2. each of one or more attached dwellings that are separated by a common wall;
    Examples for paragraph (b) — villa unit, townhouse, terrace house, row house, unit in an apartment block.

  3. a manufactured home as defined in section 10 of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003; or

  4. a caravan as defined in section 7 of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008; or

  5. any other building or structure situated on the same land as the premises or dwelling.
    Examples for paragraph (e) – pool house, granny flat.

but does not include an aged care residential facility, corrective services facility or detention centre.

Surgical mask means a single use surgical mask with a minimum level 1 barrier protection level under the Australian Standard (AS 4381:2015) that covers the nose and mouth.

Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 means fever or history of fever, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), headache, loss of smell, loss of taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.

Unvaccinated means a person is not fully vaccinated.

SCHEDULE 2 – APPROVED AIRLINES

Adagold

Aerisjet Pty Ltd

Aerofactor Ltd

AeroPearl Pty

Air Canada

Air India

Air New Zealand

Air Niugini

Air Vanuatu

Aircraft owned or engaged by an Australian or Queensland Government Agency

Aircraft approved by a relevant Commonwealth Government Department to enter Queensland as a Medical Repatriation Flight or as Emergency Aeromedical Evacuation (MedEvac) transportation

Airwork

Alliance Airlines

Altitude Aviation

Avcair Pty Ltd

Bayham Limited

BHMM Aviation

Boeing Company

Brenzil Pty Ltd

Capital Jet Resources

Cathay Pacific

Celestial Airways Ltd

China Air

CML Aviation

Crown Melbourne Ltd

Cobham

De Lore and Associates

Dnata

Emirates

Eva Air

ExecuJet Australia

Fiji Airways

Flight Dynamics

Flight Options

Global Ferrying Services

Global Jet International

Hevilift

Japan Airlines

Jet Aviation

Jetstar

LFG Aviation

Machjet

Malaysian Airlines

Malinda

Menzies Aviation

Minerology Pty Ltd

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Nauru Airlines

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA)

Oceania

Pacific Air Express (PAE)

Pacific Direct

Papua New Guinea Air

Philippines (Charter)

Pionair

Qantas

Qatar Airways

Redjet Aviation Pty Ltd

Regional Express Airlines (REX)

Revesco Aviation

Singapore Airlines

Southern Cross International

Spectrum Aviation

Skytrans

Solomon Airlines

Swissport

Tag Aviation Asia

Tech Crew Aviation

Torres Strait Air

Virgin Airlines

Last updated: 28 April 2022

Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew

The Operational Guidelines for International Air Crew includes requirements for:

  • transporting air-crew
  • home quarantine
  • leaving quarantine to receive a COVID-19 test
  • crew-only flights.

Member of positioning crew form

A member of positioning crew form (DOCX 539 kB) is required for off-shift, repositioning air crew members entering Queensland from a place outside Australia who are seeking to quarantine at their home residence in Queensland.

Endorsed transport providers

See information and requirements for endorsed transport providers.

COVID Safe Plan for transporting quarantined persons

This COVID Safe Plan for transporting quarantined persons contains the minimum standards of practice that must be met by transport providers when offering a service to quarantined persons. Transport providers are required to use this template to develop a Transport Plan in the form approved by the Chief Health Officer.