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COVID-19 Industry Updates

Below is a collection of the Industry Update newsletters during the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic.

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16 November 2020 - SA and VIC Hotspot Update

South Australia has been declared a hotspot for the purpose of travel to the Northern Territory, effective immediately. Today the NT Government announced that the NT Borders will open to Greater Melbourne from 12:01pm (noon) on 30 November, 2020 after two replication cycles without coronavirus cases.

24 August 2020 - New Direction from Chief Health Officer
The NT Chief Health Office has made changes to the conditions around mandatory quarantine for some travellers coming to the NT from a declared hotspot.

21 August 2020 - Port Stephens Hotspot Revoked
The NT Chief Health Officer has officially revoked the hotspot area of Port Stephens, NSW for the purpose of travel to the NT.

15 July 2020 - Update on Hotspots & Entering the NT
The Northern Territory Government has declared parts of NSW a COVID-19 hotspot for the purposes of quarantine protocols. Greater metropolitan Sydney now joins Victoria as identified COVID-19 hotspots.

14 July 2020 - Territory Tourism Vouchers
In the first ten days, over 4,500 vouchers have been redeemed generating $3.3 million in bookings for local operators.

26 June 2020 - Hotspot Measures
From 17 July, arrivals from a suburb or local government area that has been declared a coronavirus hotspot will be required to undertake mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days and COVID-19 Safety Plan Guidelines for events are now available.

18 June 2020 - Border Restrictions to Lift
The Chief Minister has announced the Northern Territory will end its mandatory quarantine arrangements for all interstate arrivals from 12:01am on Friday 17 July. International arrivals will still be required to undergo 14 days of mandatory self-quarantine. 

12 June 2020 - Updated Quarantine Measures
From 15 June, all interstate arrivals must complete 14 days of mandatory self-quarantine at a place of your choice in a regional centre: Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek or Nhulunbuy (Gove).

5 June 2020 - Intra-Territory Travel
Territorians can freely recommence travelling within the Northern Territory (NT) and, from 15 June 2020, the NT will transition from mandatory monitored quarantine in a hotel to mandatory self-quarantine.

25 May 2020 - Ensure you're ready for local visitors
Biosecurity zones will be removed from noon, 5 June 2020, allowing Territorians to travel freely within the Northern Territory.

14 May 2020 - COVID-19 Safety Plan Checklist
All businesses must submit the COVID-19 Safety Plan Checklist before stage three, 5 June 2020, even if already reopened or if remained open throughout the pandemic.

8 May 2020 - Industry Updates and Support
The Australian Government has announced a financial relief package for NT businesses operating in Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, 2020 Brolga Awards update and Tourism Australia campaign support.

5 May 2020 - Steps to New Normal Business Restart
The Northern Territory Government (NT) has created a step by step process to help impacted NT organisations and operators restart while managing safety responsibilities around COVID-19.

1 May 2020 - Easing of Restrictions in the Northern Territory 
The Northern Territory Government is delivering a three-stage process towards easing restrictions put in place to combat coronavirus, commencing from 12noon on Friday 1 May.

27 April 2020 - Easing of Restrictions on NT Parks
Some Territory parks and reserves will reopen from noon on May 1 2020, as the first significant step in adjusting coronavirus-related restrictions.

24 April 2020 - Financial and Marketing Support
New Small Business Survival Fund payments available, financial support for exporters, Tourism NT international marketing update and recovery support.

16 April 2020 - Recovery Support
Tourism NT Business Enterprise Support and updates to the Northern Territory Government's Working & Wellbeing support for visa holders.

9 April 2020 - Latest Advice and Industry Support
The Northern Territory (NT) Government to deliver $180 million in additional support to NT businesses and updates for temporary visa holders.

3 April 2020 - Updated Advice on Swimming Pools
Swimming pools at accommodation complexes able to remain open so long as physical distancing measures are adhered to.

3 April 2020 - Advice for operators ahead of Easter
Current advice from the Chief Minister - stay home, if you can - and reminder of current requirements.

31 March 2020 - Industry Questions Answered
Live COVID-19 Ministerial update, new border restrictions and enhanced physical distancing measures.

27 March 2020 - Industry Support and Advice
New measures for travellers, restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities and Parks closures.

24 March 2020 - Tourism Business Support and Marketing Update
Information on Australian and Northern Territory Government Business Support Programs and Tourism NT Marketing update.

23 March 2020 - Temporary Closures and Business Support
Nationally consistent approach to existing social distancing measures and the discontinuation of non-essential gatherings.

21 March 2020 - NT Border Restrictions to be implemented
Industry letter from Acting CEO, Tourism NT, and summary of support available.

20 March 2020 - Industry Advice and Support
Industry letter from Deputy CEO, Tourism NT, and updated travel advice and support.

20 March 2020 - Aviation route status for the NT
Tourism NT is closely monitoring the aviation environment which is extremely fluid at present due to COVID-19. 

17 March 2020 - Advice for Businesses
Advice for businesses as the situation around Coronavirus continues to evolves.

15 March 2020 - Update from the Chief Minister
National Cabinet to enact a series of measures enforceable by Federal, State and Territory law.

13 March 2020 - Advice on Mass Gatherings
The Chief Minister for the Northern Territory has issued a statement advising against organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 or more people.

6 March 2020 - Travel Alerts
Extended travel restrictions with more COVID-19 cases emerging in the Republic of Korea and Italy.

5 March 2020 - Cruise Ship Update
Additional screening measures and further restrictions on those who have visited key affected countries announced.

2 March 2020 - New Travel Restrictions
New travel restrictions and updated travel advice for Iran.

21 February 2020 - Updated Travel Restrictions
Foreign nationals not allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they left mainland China.

15 February 2020 - Latest Advice from the Chief Medical Officer & Cruise Ship Update
The latest advice from the Chief Medical Officer and new cruise sector protocols to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak.

11 February 2020 - Tourism Resilience Plan
The Northern Territory Government is working to deliver a tourism resilience plan that will help minimise the impacts of the Australian bushfires and the Coronavirus outbreak.

8 February 2020 - Latest Advice from Cruise Line International Association
Enhanced protocols for ocean-going guests and crew who have recently travelled from or through China, including Hong Kong and Macau.

6 February 2020 - China Visitor Impact & Recalibrating Marketing Activities
Tourism NT early visitor modelling information and current marketing campaign updates.

3 February 2020 - Advice from the Chief Medical Officer
The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer has prepared a second dedicated letter with updated precautionary advice. 

1 February 2020 - Travel Advisory Measures
The Australian Government has announced further measures to help prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

31 January 2020 - Advice from the Chief Medical Officer
The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer has prepared a dedicated letter regarding coronavirus for the tourism and hospitality industry.

29 January 2020 - Coronavirus Update #1
Update about travel, restrictions, from China, International flights and Lunar New Year holiday extension.

Page last updated on 16 November 2020