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New Zealand travel


The Chief Health Officer has declared Auckland to be a COVID-19 Hotspot from 6:00pm on 10 September 2021.

Anyone travelling from a declared hotspot is not permitted to enter the Northern Territory without an Approval to enter the Northern Territory exemption form unless you are a returning resident.

Those people with an approved exemption to travel and returning residents, who have been in Auckland in the past 14 days and arrive in the Northern Territory after 6:00pm on 10 September 2021, will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.

New Zealand travellers still permitted to travel will need to fill in a Border Entry Form and meet all other requirements for interstate travel to the Northern Territory.

Testing and quarantine directions

The CHO requires any person who has arrived or is yet to arrive in the Territory to be tested for COVID-19 if they have been in New Zealand - with the exception of Auckland - since 6:00pm on 10 September 2021.

Please note: this testing requirement excludes Auckland because Auckland remains a Hotspot.

With reference to direction 42 of the Directions for Territory border restrictions (No.8) 2021, a person who is required to be tested must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain isolated in the suitable place of quarantine until notified of the results of the test.