Travel restrictions

CHO Direction 49 – Changes to Territory Border Restrictions

Date first filed: 
Wednesday, 26 August, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Monday, 24 August, 2020
Description: 

NT Chief Health Officer notice on NT border restrictions, with changes to lengths of interstate entrants' quarantine depending on when they left designated hotspots, and to rules about children. For full details see NT Government COVID hotspots page and NT CHO Directions #49.

Source: 

NT Government

NT Government update about travellers from declared hotspots

Date first filed: 
Thursday, 6 August, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Thursday, 6 August, 2020
URL: 

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

Description: 

Travellers need to keep checking which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation is continually changing. Even after arriving in the NT, you may need to take action if you were previously in one of the currently-declared hotspots. For more detail, see the NT Chief Health Officer Directions and the NT Government COVID-19 page at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au.

Source: 

NT Government via Gemco Community News

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #19 – 15 July 2020 – Additional Hotspots Declared

Date first filed: 
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
Description: 

Arrivals in the NT from "hotspots" will face mandatory quarantine from 17th July. The NT Government has declared the State of Victoria, and on 15-7-2020 added Greater Metropolitan Sydney, as hotspots, and advises that all non-essential travel out of the NT is cancelled at this time. See the NT Government Hotspot Webpage.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister

Groote Archipelago COVID-19 ADVICE #18 - 14 July 2020

Date first filed: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
Description: 

Update on NT cases. From 17th July, NT border restrictions will end, except for people from declared 'hotspots', who will have to to complete mandatory supervised quarantine at their own cost ($2,500). All of Victoria is currently a 'hotspot'. All arrivals to NT - even if not from 'hotspots', have to complete a pre-arrival border crossing application | link.

Source: 

NT Government, Department of the Chief Minister, 'East Arnhem Covid 19 Team'

AMSANT Brief on COVID 19 and lifting biosecurity restrictions

Date first filed: 
Friday, 3 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Wednesday, 20 May, 2020
Description: 

AMSANT and its member Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) raise a number of issues about the pandemic response in the NT, expressing concern about emergency plans which are more suited to cyclone response and which have limited input from and communication with community and Aboriginal Health bodies. The document makes suggestions about testing, evacuation, quarantine and community closures, and additional medical capacities.

Source: 

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT)

A COVID-19 ‘contain and test’ strategy for remote Aboriginal communities

Date first filed: 
Friday, 3 July, 2020
Date of document or action: 
Monday, 18 May, 2020
Description: 

A proposal for a 'contain and test' strategy for implementation on the discovery a COVID-19 case in a remote Aboriginal community, with attention to community decision making and control, and cultural safety. It outlines how households would be confined and tested, relocation of vulnerable people, restrictions on all movement between communities, plus delivery of food and support to households. The document also notes a number of key challenges.

Source: 

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

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