To stay up to date with COVID-19 information for Norfolk Island, visit this page regularly and/or follow the Emergency Management Norfolk Island Facebook page.
State of Emergency
The Norfolk Island COVID-19 Recovery Operations Plan will remain in place during the state of emergency.
Travelling to Norfolk Island
All visitors and travellers to Norfolk Island MUST apply for a NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL PASS.
You will find more information about travelling and applying for the Travel Pass here.
Updated Thursday 25 February 2021
Travellers on the island from New Zealand.
The Commonwealth Government has declared Auckland a hot spot from 11:59 last night. This means that anyone who has been in Auckland in the last 14 days will not be permitted to board a green flight to Australia. Auckland airport for the purposes of travel is exempt. This means that, until lifted, travellers from Auckland will not be permitted to travel to the island.
This has resulted from concerns about community transmission of a variant strain of the virus in Auckland. EMT has decided that anyone who is currently on the island and has been in a listed location of interest must self-isolate and get tested by NIHRACS. The list of locations of interest is published by New Zealand Health at (https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/contact-tracing-covid-19/covid-19-contact-tracing-locations-interest#auckfeb).
In addition, anyone who has arrived on the island from New Zealand since the 20th of February is required to get a COVID test at NIHRACS.
Please read more information here.
Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Norfolk Island
The Emergency Management Team (EMT) and Incident Management Team (IMT) were established by the Emergency Management Committee (EMNIC) to manage the State of Emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic. They were established under the island’s disaster management plan (NORDISPLAN).
The EMT is chaired by the Emergency Controller and is responsible for strategic operational decisions. It has appointed representatives who provide advice from NIHRACS, business, welfare, the community, NIRC and the Office of the Administrator. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) is an observer.
The IMT is responsible for operational management of the pandemic and is led by the Incident Controller who for the pandemic is the OIC of Police. It is set up in functional areas covering medical (NIHRACS), welfare, planning & logistics, and operations.
Health enquiries: Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) +6723 22091
Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) Website
Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) Facebook Page