Quarantine-free travel to the NT from December 20

The Northern Territory will open up quarantine-free travel from December 20 for fully vaccinated visitors regardless of hot spot classification.

“We know so many people have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity to travel and the promise of wide open spaces, adventure, culture and an endless summer is a great reason to book a trip to the Territory as soon as you can,” said Tony Quarmby, executive director at Tourism NT.

Those who are fully vaccinated and arriving into the Northern Territory from a classified ‘red zone’, by plane or car, will need to return a negative PCR Test 72 hours before arrival and then a rapid antigen test on arrival. While every single person entering the NT will complete a rapid antigen test on arrival.

Outback Wrangler Matt Wright said they’re counting down to welcoming everyone back up to the Territory.

“The tourism industry in particular has been hard hit up here and what better gift to give this Christmas than an unforgettable travel experience up in the NT,” he said.

“We’ve got some epic tours on offer, whether it’s in the air in a chopper, on the sea in our jetboat, cruising the river systems in our airboat or on land and up close to our monster crocs, there’s a cracking experience for everyone.”

Matthew Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, said Ayers Rock Resort was looking forward to welcoming travellers back to Uluṟu.

“Whether that’s viewing the spectacular art on show in our new Gallery of Central Australia, wandering quietly through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuṯa, taking in the magic of the Field of Light or dining under the night sky at Sounds of Silence there are so many opportunities to enjoy the spiritual heart of Australia and we can’t wait to share them all,” Cameron-Smith said.