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COVID-19 Updates

  • 03 April 2020
COVID-19
The COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve and we will endeavour to keep industry as up to date as possible.

Strict border controls apply in the Northern Territory (NT) for all access points by: road, rail, air and sea.

Domestic Travel:

  • Arrivals in the NT from interstate from 11.59pm 1 April will be escorted to hotels and monitored for 14 days of forced quarantine.
  • If you arrive after 3 April, you will need to pay for quarantine costs.
  • Non-essential travellers that arrived from interstate prior to 11.59pm on 1 April are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Exemptions apply for individuals engaged in specific work with specific skills. You can apply for exemption from self-quarantine requirements if you are not covered by one of the existing exemption categories, this applies to freight and Fly-In-Fly-Out workers.
  • Only approved remote essential workers can travel to remote communities. Exemptions will be granted to those requiring entry to provide an essential service. Exemptions must be sought and approved prior to travel.
  • Public health officers, police and other authorised officers will be checking that you are respecting the community by doing the right thing. Fines will apply if you are not.

International Travel:

  • There are significant restrictions on who can travel to Australia.
  • If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you and your immediate family members can return to Australia.
  • Arrivals in the NT from overseas after 28 March will be escorted to hotels and monitored for 14 days of forced quarantine.
  • If you arrive after 3 April, you will need to pay for quarantine costs.
  • Find out more on the Australian Government's Home Affairs website.

Our thoughts are with all of our NT operators during this difficult time. We are in the process of calling each and every tourism operator in the NT making sure you know what support is available to you. Find out more

For the latest information on COVID-19 visit https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/ or www.health.gov.au and www.health.nt.gov.au

Read more about Australia’s travel alerts and safety information here

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Page last updated on 03 April 2020