24th November 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Natasha Griggs, Administrator Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands, today announced that from Tuesday 30th November 2021 ALL travellers to Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands must have spent at least 14 days in a “very low risk” jurisdiction, and must also be FULLY VACCINATED against Covid-19.

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

Christmas Island is currently closed to travellers from  ACT, NSW, VIC & NT.

Fully vaccinated travellers can travel from Queensland to Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands from 12.01am on Wednesday 3rd November.

For further information on border arrangements and travel to the Indian Ocean Territories please visit IOT Travel Information

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


For further information

For urgent 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 our Visitor Centre Team