COVID-19

As at 18th February 2021 Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands remain COVID-19 FREE

 

Visitors from “very low risk states” of Australia (defined as those with no community cases in 28 days – currently WA, NT, ACT, SA, QLD & TAS) can travel from these jurisdictions, via WA, to Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands without quarantine or isolation restrictions.

Based on expert health advice, and in alignment with WA’s updated controlled border arrangements for NSW (the state is now classified as very low risk), it has been determined that from Monday, 22 February 2021, travellers from NSW will be allowed to enter the IOTs without the need for self-quarantine. They will be subject to the standard travel application processes.

For information about travel into Western Australia from other states of Australia please refer to the Western Australian Government website.

It is important to note that the Indian Ocean Territories (IOTs) of Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands remain in a State of Emergency and ALL travellers to the IOTs are required to apply for travel to each island.

Travellers visiting both Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Island must submit two Traveller Request Forms;

Christmas Island Traveller Request Form
Cocos Keeling Islands Traveller Request Form

ALL travellers are also required to apply for entry into Western Australia at https://www.g2gpass.com.au/

 

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