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Now that the Northern Territory borders open for domestic travel, it's time to start planning your holiday to the #RedCentreNT!

Find out how our Visitor Information Centres, and Central Australian tourism operators are adhering to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations below.


Current as of 02/10/2020

Can I currently visit the Northern Territory?

International Travel

Australia's borders are closed.

From 9pm, 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.

In-bound Australian travellers should check the latest updates and travel safety information on the Smart Traveller website. From 11:59pm,

Saturday 28 March, all international arrivals into Australia will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days. 

From 12:01am, Thursday 26 March, Australians are banned from travelling overseas.

Domestic Travel

The Northern Territories borders are now open to domestic travellers. 

To learn more about how border controls are being enforced, visit the Border Control page on the Northern Territory Government websitessss.

Interstate Hotspots - requirements for travellers

If you are intending to travel to the NT from an identified coronavirus hot spot you are strongly urged to reconsider your plans; likewise if you a Territorian intending to travel to a hotspot you are advised not to.

From 17 July anyone arriving into the NT from a hotspot must do 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine at their own cost.

To find current hotspot advice click here. Download the COVIDSafe app, it helps to support and protect you, your friends and family.

Unsure if you can travel from your area? Check out this interactive Australia Travel Map to find out the current requirements in place from travelling from state-territory. 


3IMAGESTravel within the Northern Territory 
As of June 5, the Northern Territory bio-security areas were lifted. This means if you are already in the Territory, you can travel around freely.          

What is open?
To find out what tours, attractions, accommodation and caravan parks are currently open, please view our Open Businesses webpage.  

Can I visit any National Parks? 
All Northern Territory Parks and Reserves are now open, please visit the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife page for a full list. 

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is open for visitors.  

Can I walk the Larapinta Trail?
Yes, the Larapinta Trail is open. 

What do I do if I’m feeling unwell?

If you have flu-like symptoms, you should seek your doctor’s advice. For more information on coronavirus, visit Australian Department of Health, or contact the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 (in Australia) or your local health authorities for instructions on what to do.

 If you have further questions, check out the Tourism NT COVID-19 Q&A's website, or get in touch with us on 1800 645 199 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Want some inspiration on planning your visit to the #RedCentreNT for when this is all over? Check out our Inspirational Itineraries

How are the Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centres ahering to COVID-19 safety and cleaning regulations?

Both of our Visitor Information Centres have COVID-19 safety plans. We are meeting the requirements around physical distancing by only allowing up to 10 people into the Visitor Information Centres at a time and have indicators as to where people can stand for appropriate distancing. Our staff have screens, and there is hand sanitiser in multiple locations in the centres. Thorough cleaning and disinfecting occurs daily. 

If you are feeling unwell, we ask you to please stay at home. If you need information on visiting Central Australia, you can call or email our friendly team on 1800 645 199 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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