New mask requirements for airports and domestic and international travel

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 20 January, 2021
Notice text: 

From Wednesday 20th January you will not be allowed to enter Groote Eylandt airport or take your flight if you are not wearing a mask.

It is now compulsory for face masks to be worn at all major NT airports and while on board an aircraft. Masks must be worn when inside the Darwin, Alice Springs, Yulara, Gove and Groote Eylandt airports and when on the airfield. Children under the age of 12 and people with a specified medical condition are not required to wear a mask. It is the responsibility of individuals to supply their own masks.

On Groote Eylandt, the Community Support Program (CSP) has face masks available to community members and ALC staff. Masks are available from CSP offices at Umbakumba, Angurugu, and Alyangula.

For more information see


ALC / NT Government



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