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 Travel restrictions may change at short notice. Please check back regularly for updated information.

FAQs about COVID-19

Do I need to complete an Entry Pass to travel to Norfolk Island?

From 1 April  2022, the requirement to complete an Entry Permit to travel to Norfolk Island was removed.

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

Yes. There are currently active cases of Omicron COVID-19 on the island. 

Who is permitted to travel to Norfolk Island?

All travellers are currently allowed to enter Norfolk Island.

Do I need a negative PCR test to travel to Norfolk Island?

Tests are no longer required, however, if you are travelling to the island it is strongly recommended that you still undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 within 48 hours of departing and if the test is positive, do not travel to the island. It is also recommended that you undertake a further RAT within 24 hours of arrival.
 
The island has very limited health facilities compared with Australia and particularly if you are elderly, unvaccinated, or with a comorbidity and become infected with COVID-19 you will strain these facilities. There remains a mandatory requirement to report a positive result to either PCR or RAT for COVID-19 to the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) whilst on the island. This will result in self-isolation at your own cost for seven (7) days. The requirement for unvaccinated travellers to the island to undertake self-isolation is also removed.

Do I need to be vaccinated? 

It is preferred that travellers are vaccinated, however unvaccinated travellers can still visit without having to undertake self-isolation.

What will happen if the island goes into lock down whilst I am visiting?

Responses will depend on the severity of the outbreak. If the outbreak is severe and overwhelms local medical capacity, then a limited lock down response will occur which will involve the following measures:

  • Notification of the outbreak communicated to community by all available media outlets
  • All infected persons placed into quarantine and treated/monitored by medical staff
  • Hospital will be closed, only treating emergencies, and conducting medical consultations over the phone
  • Community members and visitors advised to stay at home as much as possible for three days whilst contact tracing is undertaken
  • Unvaccinated persons to isolate for three days
  • Persons only to leave home for essential items (food etc.) or medical treatment
  • Restaurants, cafes, and clubs closed to patrons and only supply takeaway
  • Tourism bus tours and events suspended for three days
  • No large public gatherings and meetings
  • Wearing of masks in public
  • Physical distancing and hygiene protocols to be followed
  • Seriously ill patients will be flown off island for treatment. Infected people not requiring hospitalisation will be confined to self-isolation and monitored during recovery.
  • Visitors who are not infected would be allowed to return home as long as their residential jurisdiction permits.

Who is responsible for providing travel restriction information for your home State or Territory?

Please be mindful that the airlines and booking agencies make no representations about safety, security or general state of any destination, and it is the travellers responsibility to research beforehand. Travellers should be prepared for the possibility of an extended stay or disruption to travel. 

What should I do if I’m on the island and feeling unwell?

If you feel unwell and require medical assistance while on island, please contact the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) +6723 24134
In the event of an emergency on Norfolk Island please telephone 000.

Do I need to wear a mask on Norfolk Island?

The requirement to wear a facial mask when indoors at most locations has been removed, this includes inside workplaces, bars, cafes, restaurants and retail outlets.  However, you will still be required to wear a facial mask at the NIHRACS Facility, Residential Aged Care, Disability Accommodation, airport, planes and on public transport (such as tourist buses)

Where can I get further information?

Emergency Management Norfolk Island (EMNI) Facebook Page

Norfolk Island Police Facebook Page

Norfolk Island Regional Council Website