State of Emergency in place for Christmas Island & the Cocos Keeling Islands


As at 25th June 2020 Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands remain COVID-19 free.

***Update – 16th June 2020

Administrator Natasha Griggs today announced that from 30th June 2020 travellers arriving from Perth, Western Australia, into the Indian Ocean Territories (IOTs) of Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands will NOT be required to isolate on arrival. All travellers to the IOTs must have been in Western Australia for a minimum 14 day period prior to travel to the Indian Ocean Territories. ALL travellers will need to request permission to enter the IOTs and can do so by completing the IOT Traveller Request Form

It is important to note that Western Australia’s borders are still closed meaning that although IOT borders will be open this does not, at this stage, mean that the Western Australian authorities will allow travel back into Western Australia. IOT Authorities are in ongoing discussions with WA about the possibility of IOT travellers being exempt from their quarantine requirements. Currently, individuals are required to seek approval from WA Police.


For further information

For travel queries please contact The Office of The Administrator

For the latest advice, information and resources pertaining to COVID-19 please visit the Australian Government Department of Health

The national Coronavirus Helpline operates 24 hours per day. Please call 1800 020 080

For Territory Controller Bulletins pertaining to IOT travel restrictions please visit Natasha Griggs, Administrator Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands

For enquiries relating to leisure travel bookings please contact  Christmas Island Visitor Centre or the Cocos Keeling Islands Visitor Centre