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Domestic travel - Northern Territory

Current as of 11 September 2020, at 14:30 AEST

Strict border controls apply for all access points to the Northern Territory.

Anyone arriving in the Northern Territory must complete a Border Entry Form. You can do this online up to 72 hours before entering the Territory at

Once you submit your application online, print it and bring it with you. You must provide your printed form or application reference number on your arrival to the NT.

If you don’t have a printer, you can take a screen shot of your application reference number and show this at the border.

Interstate arrivals

If you arrive in the NT, having travelled from or through a declared hotspot in the past 14 days, you must remain in mandatory supervised quarantine at a designated facility until 14 days have elapsed since you left the hotspot.

You’ll need to pay a quarantine fee, which is:

  • $2,500 per person; or
  • $5,000 for a family of 2 or more people sharing accommodation

Unaccompanied minors (under 18s) must also quarantine in a designated facility with a parent or responsible adult.

If you intend to travel to the NT from a declared hotspot, you’re strongly urged to reconsider your plans. Likewise, Territorians should reconsider travel to any hotspots.

You’re not considered to have been in a declared hotspot if you were only in the airport — for a stopover, for example — and did not leave the airport.

To find the locations of declared hotspots, visit and search for ‘hotspots COVID-19’.

From Friday 9 October 2020, the NT will remove Greater Sydney’s status as a hotspot, subject to public health advice.

Anyone who breaches NT’s border restrictions may face a $5,000 fine.

If you're travelling with a pet, you must arrange to accommodate the pet — at your own expense — before arriving in the NT.

International arrivals

International travellers need complete 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine in designated accommodation.

The quarantine fee is:

  • $2,500 per person; or
  • $5,000 for a family of 2 or more people sharing accommodation

There may be extra costs if they don’t share the accommodation.

Exemptions may apply under strict criteria.

For more information on Northern Territory travel restrictions, visit

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