Travel to Norfolk Island in a COVID-19 Environment
There are currently 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 Thursday 14 January 2021
Update regarding travel to Norfolk Island from the Greater Sydney Area
At today’s meeting the EMT agreed to ease the requirement for local isolation associated with travellers from NSW. Travellers from the Central Coast, Wollongong and some parts of Sydney will no longer be required to undertake self-isolation on the island. The Northern Beaches LGA is also no longer regarded as a hot spot. However, travellers from the following areas of Greater Sydney are still required to undertake self-isolation on arrival.
City of Blacktown City of Canada Bay City of Canterbury-Bankstown City of Fairfield City of Parramatt Cumberland Counci Inner West Council Municipality of Burwood Municipality of Strathfield.
The areas covered by this requirement can be found at:- COVID19 Hotspots Declared by NT CHO – Google My Maps(link is external). Travellers from NSW currently undertaking self-isolation on the island that are not from the areas in which restrictions still apply have the remainder of their self-isolation requirement lifted.
The easing of self-isolation requirement of travellers is consistent with the continuing low level of community transmission in both NSW and Queensland. Travellers from the unrestricted areas present a low risk to the community and the easing is consistent with the approach being followed by some other jurisdictions.
Update Monday 11 January 2021
Easing of restrictions associated with Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown and travel to Norfolk Island
The Queensland Government has announced this morning (Monday 11 January 2021) that the current restrictions covering the Greater Brisbane will be eased from 6:00pm this evening.
The easing of the restrictions includes removing the travel ban and people can leave their homes for any purpose and can travel anywhere in Australia subject to local restrictions.
There is a requirement to wear a mask in public and in airports and travelling on planes.
There have been no new confirmed cases in Queensland in the last 24 hours and therefore the risk from Queensland travellers to the island remains very low.
From 6pm tonight all travellers from Queensland to the island will not be required to undertake self-isolation on arrival and any people who have arrived on the island from Brisbane since Friday January 8th can come out of self-isolation.
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-island in the first instance or contact Detective Sergeant Glenn Elder, IMT Incident Controller at [email protected](link sends e-mail) 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
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
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.
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