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COVID-19 Updates

  • 06 April 2020
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.

  • 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.
  • As of 11.59pm 1 April, all arrivals in the NT will be escorted to hotels and monitored for 14 days of forced quarantine. Individuals will need to pay for their own 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.
  • 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.

More information on Australia's immigration and border arrangements can be viewed on the Home Affairs website.

COVID-19 Q&A's can be found here.

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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.

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Page last updated on 15 April 2020