COVID-19 Travel Information and Entry Pass

Please note that the advice on this page will be reviewed and updated regularly by the Emergency Management Team (EMT). Last updated Thursday 17 March 2022

To apply for a Travel Pass to Norfolk Island - click on the following;

NORFOLK ISLAND ENTRY PASS

 

 

UPDATED THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2022

MEDIA RELEASE

State of Emergency

The end date of the State of Emergency (Recovery) under the Disaster and Emergency Management Act 2001 (NI) is 31 March 2022. EMT is of the understanding that legislative changes have been made recently which may affect the management of COVID-19 on the island. The EMT is seeking clarification on the impact of these changes and will be in a better position to advise the community what will happen moving forward once more information is known.

Information about the requirements for travel to Norfolk Island remain in place. This information is available on the Council’s website at link http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island. All travel related enquiries are to be directed to the Incident Controller. Key points of contact are detailed at the end of this media release.

Updated case numbers as of 17 March 2022

The statistics below are as at midnight on Wednesday 16 March 2022.

COVID Statistics

Number

Positive RAT tests (previous 24hrs)

1

Number of RAT tests conducted (previous 24hrs)

1

Daily average of positive tests (7days)

0.1

Current number of Active cases

1

Close contacts and positive cases in isolation

4

Recovered (discharged) cases (Previous 24hrs)

0

 

 

Cumulative Statistic

Number

Total number of positive (including recovered)

125

Total number of tests conducted

1054

Recovered (discharged) cases

124

 

 

In addition to the statistics tables above the NIHRACs has had 16 hospitalisations and two (2) medivacs due to COVID.

 

Key points of contact

Welfare: Hayley Evans, email hayley.evans [at] nirc.gov.nf, phone- +672 3 52777

Incident Controller: Sergeant Mark Watson, email IO-Norfolk-Island [at] afp.gov.au, phone +672 3 22222

NIHRACS: Phone +672 3 22091 for all health-related enquiries

NIRC Website: www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island

EMNI Facebook: @emergencymanagementnorfolkisland

 

15:30

17 March 2022

EMT

 

 

 

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TRAVELLING TO NORFOLK ISLAND FROM OTHER STATES AND TERRITORIES

Travellers to the island from other States and Territories are not required to Self Isolate on Norfolk Island at this time. Travellers are required to heed their own States and Territories restrictions on movements, should a Border Restriction be announced.

 

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-island in the first instance or contact Detective Sergeant Glenn Elder, IMT Incident Controller at IO-Norfolk-Island [at] afp.gov.au or +6723 22222.

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All passengers seeking to enter Norfolk Island are required to complete an Entry Pass Application 24 to 72 hours prior to flight departure. Each person requires their own pass, including children. A parent or guardian may complete the Entry Pass Application on behalf of a child or a person with impaired capacity.

Before applying for an Entry Pass, please check if you have been in a hotspot area in the last 14 days.

If you are completing an application on behalf of another person, please provide your own contact details in Step 1. You will be asked to enter details of the individual in Step 2.

Please note that anyone who does not meet Entry Pass requirements who arrives on Norfolk Island may be required to leave the island or be placed into quarantine at their own cost.

There are no requirements for a permit to leave the island, however individual States and Territories may have their own entry requirements.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the purpose of the Entry Pass System?

To screen and identify high-risk travellers so they can be denied access to Norfolk Island and to allow us to track inbound travellers, should a positive case of COVID-19 be identified.

How does the Entry Pass System work?

It is an automated system that allows high risk cases to be identified and manually screened by the IMT. Low risk travellers will be automatically and instantly approved provided they meet Entry Pass requirements.

High risk cases may take up to 24 hours to process. 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:IO-Norfolk-Island [at] afp.gov.au

Who shouldn't travel to Norfolk Island?

Anyone who has been overseas (other than New Zealand) or in a COVID-19 Hotspot area within Australia or New Zealand within 14 days prior to travel, or who has COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should contact their local medical facility for advice.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny or blocked nose 
  • loss of sense of smell or taste

Where can I travel to from Norfolk Island?

States and Territories set their own requirements. There are flights departing Norfolk Island to both NSW and QLD. For information regarding current restrictions in these States:

NSW: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx

QLD: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

For Federal information regarding travel to other States and Territories, go to: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers

Can I travel to Norfolk Island from New Zealand?

There are currently no direct flights from New Zealand to Norfolk Island, however travellers from New Zealand are able to enter Norfolk Island via Australia without having to undergo quarantine, provided they meet the Norfolk Island Entry Pass requirements.

Are there any cases of COVID-19 on Norfolk Island?

Norfolk Island currently has no known cases of COVID-19.

What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19 while on Norfolk Island?

Please avoid contact with others and contact the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) immediately on +6723 22091. In the event of an emergency call 000.

Are businesses on Norfolk Island required to have a COVIDSafe Plan?

Yes, businesses are expected to have COVIDSafe Plans and to follow the National COVID-19 Safe Work Principles to ensure that workplaces are healthy and safe for residents and visitors.

What are the measures that are currently in place on Norfolk Island to keep travellers and the community safe from COVID-19?

You can read Norfolk Island’s current safety and social distancing requirements.

http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-safety-and-social-distancing-requirements