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Domestic travel

There are strict border controls in place for all arrivals to the Territory, including returning Territorians.

You should reconsider all non-essential travel.

Only travel if you feel well. Get more information about what to do in the Territory if you feel unwell.

Interstate arrivals

All people entering the Northern Territory (NT) are required by law to quarantine for 14 days at an appropriate location.

Border control measures are enabling the gradual adjustment of restrictions for the Territory population to establish the new normal.

The quarantine period begins at the time of your arrival to the Territory (as confirmed on online NT pre-arrival border crossing application) and ends at midday on the 14th day after arrival.

People in quarantine will be subject to compliance checks and can be fined for breaches of quarantine.

From 15 June 2020

On 15 June, the Northern Territory will transition from mandatory monitored quarantine to mandatory self-quarantine.

International arrivals still need to undertake Government-mandated and supervised quarantine.

From 15 June, anyone arriving in the NT from interstate will be able to choose their own self-quarantine arrangements.

This may be in their own home, in private accommodation, or at a commercial accommodation provider at their own expense.

Self-quarantine will still need to be undertaken in an appropriate location that meets the conditions of the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

If you are travelling with a pet, arrangements must be made to accommodate your pet prior to arriving in the NT and at your own expense. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure all vaccinations are current. Some people are exempt, or can apply for an exemption, from mandatory quarantine.

Read more about the exemption categories to find out if you are eligible.

Essential travellers

Caravans and motorhomes

All arrivals, including Territory residents, will be screened.

If you are deemed a non-essential visitor, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days at a hotel in the nearest township – not a campsite with shared amenities.


If you are flying, you should contact your airline to check the status of your flights.

When flying, you should practise good hygiene to slow the spread.