Norfolk Island is COVID-19 free and open for business.
A Norfolk Island Entry Pass is required for all travel to our island. Just fill out and submit an application 24 to 72 hours before your departure. An application is required for each traveller, including children.
Once we assess your application, we’ll let you know if we require further information. And remember, if you are feeling unwell with any COVID-19 symptoms, see your doctor and stay home; we’ll be waiting to welcome you another time.
Before completing an application, please refer to the current travel requirements and restrictions, on the Norfolk Island Regional Council website for Norfolk Island COVID-19 ADVICE.
Will the AFFHO Congress go ahead if COVID-19 restrictions change?
AFFHO Congress 2022 will only be cancelled if the Norfolk Island border is completely closed to all visitors.
Is COVID vaccination necessary or beneficial before travel?
It is not a requirement to be vaccinated to visit Norfolk Island.
What if I have to transit through a capital city on my way to Norfolk Island?
Some Congress attendees may need to transit through a city on their way to Norfolk Island and may be concerned should the city be declared a hotspot. If you have a connecting flight, or are transiting from the domestic airport to the international airport on the same day, then you should have no issues transiting. If you need to stay overnight in a city which has been declared a hotspot then you are advised to stay in a hotel close to the airport and not leave the accommodation to ensure you will be permitted to transit to Norfolk Island.
Cancellations due to COVID-19
Congress registrants unable to travel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions will be refunded their registration fee (less $20 administration fee).
For travel cancellations, you will need to contact the agency you booked through to determine their covid cancellation refund policy.
Congress registrants who choose not to travel but are not restricted by COVID-19 regulations for their region will not be refunded Congress registration, with the only exception being compassionate situations.
FAQs about COVID-19
Who can travel to Norfolk Island?
Residents from Australia and New Zealand are free to enter Norfolk Island without quarantine – as long as they have not travelled from any declared COVID-19 hotspots.
Are there any known cases of COVID-19 on Norfolk Island?
There are currently no known active cases of COVID-19 on the island. Let’s keep Norfolk COVID-free, so we can all continue to enjoy our island paradise together.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other colds and flus and include:
- sore throat
- difficulty breathing
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please seek medical advice and testing. While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying these symptoms are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.
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 22091.
In the event of an emergency on Norfolk Island please telephone 000.
What is Norfolk Island doing to encourage social distancing?
Book a holiday on an island where nature is your companion and you can distance yourself from crowds. With a small population, capped visitor numbers, and Pacific sunshine and sea air, our island is tailor-made for social distancing and wellbeing.
Do I need to wear a mask on Norfolk Island?
There are currently no regulations to wear a face mask while on island; however, from time to time regulations may change, for example when regulations in Australia and New Zealand change.
We recommend wearing a mask when:
- it’s hard to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from others
- you’re travelling through public areas
- you’re in confined indoor areas (planes, buses, shops etc.)
Will I need to quarantine when I return home?
At this point, there is no government advice suggesting you will need to quarantine when you return home from Norfolk, assuming you have not entered a government-defined ‘hot spot’ in the last 14 days.
Check your state government website regularly for information regarding quarantining requirements.
What precautions are taken on the flights?
Our carriers are highly focused on the health and wellbeing of passengers and staff, and have implemented temporary safety measures for check-in, catering and on-board services. Where possible, additional seating space is being allocated between passengers in accordance with government physical-distancing guidelines. Masks must be worn during flights and transiting through all airports.
Where can I get further information?
Contact the Norfolk Island Police.
Phone: +6723 22222 Email: IO-Norfolk-Island@afp.gov.au
For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au
Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.