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Northern Territory announces quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated Australians

Monday, 20 December 2021 will mark a milestone for the Northern Territory with quarantine-free travel set to start for all fully vaccinated Aussies, regardless of hot spot classification.

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, as well as a rapid antigen test on arrival. While every single person entering the Northern Territory will complete a rapid antigen test on arrival.

The opportunity to now rapidly test people when they arrive into the territory is a game-changer, providing more certainty for bars, restaurant owners.

Tony Quarmby, executive director at Tourism Northern Territory said: “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.”  

The Territory’s own outback wrangler, Matt Wright, said they’re ready and waiting to welcome everyone: “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. Get up here and have some fun with us!”  

Andrea Lehman, general manager at Outback Ballooning echoed Wright’s sentiments: “After the recent rain in the Red Centre, our waterholes are full and it’s the best time to take advantage of the savings on offer through NT Summer Sale.”

While Matthew Cameron-Smith, chief executive officer of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia said: “Our team at Ayers Rock Resort is looking forward to welcoming travellers back to Uluṟu to enjoy some of our ‘Just Wow’ moments.” 

Travellers can also take advantage of the Northern Territory Summer Sale, offering savings of up to $1,000 for fully vaccinated holiday visitors. The Summer Sale is available until 31 March 2022.


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