Queensland quarantine restrictions ease for international vessels

After almost two years of uncertain borders and intense quarantine requirements, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) is excited to welcome back international superyacht and pleasure craft crews.


Fully vaccinated travellers arriving by sea are no longer required to undertake the mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Instead, they must complete a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test within the first 24 hours with a negative result. This development comes after the Queensland quarantine restrictions were lifted for international air travel on 22nd January 2022.

Those arriving by boat and unvaccinated are still required to quarantine. The 14-day quarantine period will still be mandatory but time at sea since the last international port may be counted towards the crew members quarantine period.

Welcoming back international vessels will be some of the first, cautious steps into 2022. GCCM, located on Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast, is prepared to remind the world why it is the prime location for refit, repair, and berthing. Only ten nautical miles from the official port of entry at Southport Yacht Club, with the new Mega Berth recently unveiled, the GCCM crew is prepared to assist with Australian customs, visas, and permit regulations.

Prior to the pandemic, the Gold Coast was one of the most desired locations for international superyacht destination, refit, and stopover.

For more information, visit Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard.

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