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Domestic travel - Northern Territory

Current as of 8 July 2020, at 19:00 AEST

The Northern Territory has introduced strict border controls at road, rail, air and sea access points. If you arrive in the Northern Territory from interstate, you must quarantine for 14 days at your own cost.

You can choose where you stay for your 14-days, but you can't quarantine at a roadside rest stop, park or reserve. Approved choices include:

  • your own home
  • private or staff accommodation
  • a self-contained caravan
  • a hotel, hostel or other accommodation

All interstate travellers must complete a pre-arrival border crossing application available at

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

From Friday 17 July 2020, border restrictions will lift for most interstate travellers. However, if you've been to a declared 'hotspot' or 'hot zone' in the previous 14 days, you'll need to quarantine for 14 days in a regional centre at your own expense.

The NT has declared all of Victoria a hotspot, indefinitely.

International travel

The number of international arrivals to the NT is set to reduce.

International travellers will still need to quarantine in territory-designated accommodation for 14 days. They’ll need to pay a quarantine fee of:

  • $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.

For more information on Northern Territory travel restrictions, visit

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