Norfolk Island's COVID-19 Advice

State of Emergency
In response to the unprecedented threat posed by coronavirus/COVID-19, a state of emergency remains in force on Norfolk Island until 31 December 2020 or until revoked.
The Norfolk Island COVID-19 Recovery Operations Plan is in place during the state of emergency.

Travel to Norfolk Island from Australia

Entry Pass fee for visitors
Starting Monday 5 October 2020, visitors will be required to pay a $25 fee for an entry pass, which will be processed via the existing entry pass software. Island residents will not have to pay the fee. The fee will be used by NIRC to pay for the continuation and maintenance of the Permit processing system.

Removal of the quarantine requirement from travellers from New South Wales and Victoria is on track on 1st October 2020

Visitors travelling from Victoria are currently not permitted to travel to Norfolk Island unless they have applied and approved as Essential workers, whereby, they will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine on the island.

Visitors travelling from New South Wales to Norfolk Island up to the 30th September 2020, are subject to a mandatory quarantine period on island of 14 days upon arrival.
Visitors travelling from ACT  to Norfolk Island up to the 30th September 2020, are subject to a mandatory quarantine period on island of 14 days upon arrival.
*** These restrictions will be regularly reviewed by EMT so please refer to this webpage for future updates and changes.

Persons travelling from any other Australian state or territory will be free to enter Norfolk Island without quarantine if they do not overnight in VIC, NSW, ACT or any other COVID Hotspots during transit to Norfolk Island. 
Anyone who does not meet Entry Pass requirements will be at risk of not being permitted onto Island or into the community. Consequently, they may be returned to mainland at their own cost or placed into quarantine at their own cost.

Effective Immediately – Norfolk Island Entry Pass now compulsory for all travellers to Norfolk Island.
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. Norfolk Island Entry Pass Application
Norfolk Island Entry Pass

A separate Entry Pass is required for each individual, including children. 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. 

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.

It is a requirement that all travellers submit their application 24 to 72 hours prior to flight departure to Norfolk Island.
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. In some instances, applications will be further screened by the Incident Controller and may take 24 hours from the time of application to determine if the Entry Pass has been approved or denied. 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] ( )

There is no requirement to apply to leave Norfolk Island.


Who shouldn't  travel to Norfolk Island?
Anyone who has travelled to, or lived in a COVID-19 Hotspot area within Australia during the period 14 days prior to travel, should not travel to Norfolk Island.
Anyone who is unwell with respiratory symptoms should not travel to Norfolk Island.
Travel within Australia
States and territories can apply their own restrictions, including closing their state borders and additional quarantine requirements. Find out more about Australian state or territory restrictions.
If travelling between states or territories of Australia, with intention to transfer to Norfolk Island, please avoid all COVID-19 Hotspot areas.

Queensland has closed it's borders to NSW, ACT and VIC residents as of 1:00am, Saturday 8 August.
EMT has received the following information from the Queensland State Incident Controller, Queensland Health, in relation to their border requirements for people travelling from Norfolk Island:
“In terms of our border restrictions:
 Norfolk Island is part of Australia and therefore not considered an ‘overseas’ country.
 Norfolk Island is not part of NSW and Victoria and is NOT a hotspot.
 Therefore, Norfolk Island residents are allowed entry into Qld as per residents from South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania”.

Queensland Government General or Specialist or Essential Activity passes
For entry under the General or Specialist or Essential Activity pass categories you can present at the Queensland border and complete a hard copy form.
Be sure to read the updated Border Restrictions Direction (No 11) before travelling to ensure you qualify for entry.

Travel to Norfolk Island from New Zealand
Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia therefore there is currently no ability to travel to Norfolk Island from New Zealand.
Norfolk Island currently has no known cases of COVID-19.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other colds and flus and include fever, sore throat, cough, fatigue, and difficulty breathing.
If you feel unwell and require medical assistance while on island, please contact the Norfolk Island Health and residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) +6723 22091.
In the event of an emergency on Norfolk Island please telephone 000.
Norfolk Island Businesses
As part of the COVID-19 Recovery Operations Plan, businesses on island will be expected to develop COVIDSafe Plans and to follow the National COVID-19 Safe Work Principles to ensure that workplaces are healthy and safe.
Incident Controller:  Detective Sergeant Glenn Elder +6723 22222
IO-Norfolk-Island [at]
Deputy Incident Controller: Kath Boman +6723 22091
kathleen.boman [at]
Welfare Officer: Sharyn Menzies +6723 0100 or +6723 50855
sharyn.menzies [at]
Queries: Office of the Administrator +6723 22152
office.administrator [at]
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