Travel to Norfolk Island in a COVID-19 Environment

Travel to Norfolk Island in a COVID-19 Environment

There are currently no travel restrictions at the Norfolk Island Border.  

This page will be updated with information and changes to travel restrictions or requirements as provided by Norfolk Island EMT. We recommend regularly checking in for the latest news about travel to Norfolk Island, however it is each travellers responsibility to ensure they obtain updated home border requirements and information prior to travelling.

NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL PASS

Every person intending to travel to Norfolk Island must now complete and obtain an online Entry Pass 24 to 72 hours prior to flight departure via this link: https://norfolkau.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1083

The application process is an automated program designed to screen applicants via an online declaration, and identify high-risk travellers who will be denied entry to Norfolk Island.  The screening will also provide valuable data to track inbound travellers, should a positive case of COVID-19 be identified.

The Entry Pass will be automatically and instantly approved, provided the applicant is low-risk, and eligible to travel to Norfolk Island under any restrictions in place at the time of application.

Applicants requiring urgent Entry Pass screening (within 24 hours of flight departure) will need to contact the Incident Controller directly to accelerate the process. Phone: +6723 22222 Email: [email protected].

If an individual seeking to enter Norfolk Island is a child or a person with impaired capacity, a parent or guardian may complete this form on their behalf. Note: When completing an application on behalf of another person, please provide your contact details when prompted for your contact information. You will be asked to enter details of the individual in a later step of the application form.

UPDATE FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021

NSW has introduced new restrictions to reduce the potential for spreading coronavirus. The restrictions have been put in place from 6pm this evening whilst they assess the extent of the latest community transmission.

Locally it has been decided that people from 6pm (Norfolk Island time) Friday 7 May 2021 whilst travelling on buses will be required to wear masks. Elsewhere in café’s, restaurants, and other enclosed spaces there should be renewed adherence to hand hygiene, maintaining social distancing and the filling in of customer contact registers.

The requirement for mask wearing elsewhere and the need for other restrictions will be reviewed in light of what happens in NSW over the next few days.

Use of face masks while travelling 

You are currently required to wear a mask on all Australian domestic flights. Your face mask needs to cover your mouth and nose and must be worn unless you're under 12 years of age or have a medical condition. You'll need to wear your mask as soon as you enter the terminal in Sydney or Brisbane, during the flight and in the terminal on Norfolk Island.

TRAVEL TO AND FROM NORFOLK ISLAND FROM YOUR STATE OR TERRITORIES
For further information regarding Queensland's border restrictions follow this link: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/travel-advice
For further information regarding NSW's border restrictions follow this link: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/border-restrictions/guide

 

TRAVEL FROM NEW ZEALAND 

Following the Commonwealth announcement that the declaration of the Auckland hotspot has been lifted, Green Zone flights from New Zealand to Australia have recommenced and no local restrictions apply to travellers from New Zealand to the island.

 

COVID-19 ENQUIRIES

For any questions about the COVID-19 response on Norfolk Island, please visit the Norfolk Island Regional Council website: http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk... in the first instance or contact Detective Sergeant Glenn Elder, IMT Incident Controller at [email protected] or +6723 22222.

Please read EMNI’s full list of requirements and information via this link  http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island

 

Norfolk Island Emergency Management (EMNI), together with NSW Public Health and our local Health facility (NIHRACS) have developed a Recovery Operations Plan outlining how Norfolk Island will be re-opened while COVID-19 is part of the global and national environment. Responsibilities are outlined for local businesses and operators as well as visitors.

The advice includes requirements that visitors must agree to prior to travelling to Norfolk Island in a COVID-19 environment:

The Recovery Operations Plan includes that as a visitor you must comply with and agree with the following before being allowed to travel:

  • You must complete an online Norfolk Island Entry Pass which will be available for completion three days prior to travel (the form will soon be able to be accessed via the above link);
  • If you have been in a COVID-19 Hotspot in the previous 14 days you will not be permitted to travel to Norfolk Island;
  • If you are denied entry as a result of your Norfolk Island Entry Pass you will not be permitted to travel.
  • If you arrive on Norfolk Island and then develop COVID-19 type symptoms you will be required to quarantine and undergo testing as determined by NIHRACS. Should a positive swab test be returned, you will be required to immediately isolate on the island at an approved location until advised that isolation is no longer required by NIHRACS. Accommodation and food during this time will be at your expense;
  • If you travel with another person who develops symptoms you may also be requested to isolate and be tested. Accommodation and food during this time will be at your expense.

As you can appreciate Norfolk Island is keen to keep you the traveller safe, as well as our island community. All the measures EMNI have implemented are consistent with the National cabinet’s COVID Safe Roadmap to unlock domestic tourism.   They are designed to let you travel to our beautiful island with the least worry possible so you can relax and fully enjoy your holiday!

Make sure to re-visit this page regularly for updates on any changes to travel restrictions or requirements to Norfolk Island in a COVID-19 environment.

Whether you visit Norfolk by yourself, with family or friends, or as part of an organised (or your own) group trip, make sure to use the knowledge available from local travel agents, tour operators and visitor information services all located on the island. ‘Meeting the locals’ really is part of a Norfolk Island experience, so make sure to do so even before you travel. You’ll surely find much more than you expected on a Norfolk Island holiday.

By booking your Norfolk Island holiday package, events, accommodation, tours and attractions with us, you are assured expert advice and a great deal from a passionate local. Contact us today

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