Due to the volume of disrupted bookings we are working through our call centre phone hours are currently reduced to 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday.
We apologise should this cause any inconvenience. Much appreciated, from the team at Oxley Travel.
Please note: Lord Howe Island is very heavily booked through to June 2022.
Below is the current situation for:
Lord Howe Island: From 15 December 2021, visitors to the island may be required to be double vaccinated for certain tourist accommodation. A COVID declaration sheet will be provided to all travellers at approximately 3 weeks prior to their travel date. This must be completed and sent directly onto the accommodation in which you are staying within 72 hours of your arrival.
Please refer to Lord Howe Island Tourism Covid-19 Q&A page for more information on Lord Howe Island’s Covid-19 Policy.
Norfolk Island: Visitors arrivals to the island have been paused commencing Thursday 6 January to Wednesday 26 January 2022. Please refer to Norfolk Island’s COVID-19 Advice for the latest information if you are able to travel to the island. Visitors must apply for an entry pass 72 – 24 hours prior to departure. Apply for an entry pass here.
From 1 December 2021, travel to Norfolk Island will be allowed from any state or territory that has reached an 80% vaccination rate.
- Proof of vaccination status will be required in completing the Entry Permit to Norfolk Island.
- Unvaccinated travellers from anywhere will be required to undertake self-isolation on the island until released by NIHRACS.
As of Tuesday 4 January, COVID testing (children under 12 years are not required to have a PCR or RAT test) requirements for passengers to the island are as follows:
- a negative PCR test result in the 72 hours prior to arrival on the island, or
- a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result in the 48 hours prior to arrival and a negative RAT test undertaken within 24 hours of arrival on the island.
Due to the limited availability of RAT tests on the island passengers are advised to bring a RAT test with them to comply with this requirement. There is no requirement to self-isolate before undertaking the second RAT test.
Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or underlying health conditions should not travel to the island and anyone on the island who has the slightest symptoms should self-isolate and contact NIHRACS to have a RAT test undertaken. Please check your state health website for locations in your area.
Note: We strongly advise travellers to keep up to date with border/travel restrictions in the state you reside.