In line with a new Public Health Order issued by NSW Health late last Friday, Lord Howe Island has announced it will reopen travel to visitors from the mainland from August 31, a revision from its planned reopening set for Aug 3.
The decision comes in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the mainland, particularly in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
The third Order issued for the island since March this year (Public Health (COVID-19 Lord Howe Island) Order (No 3) 2020) means that the following requirements will now apply.
- During the restrictions, persons allowed to access Lord Howe Island are limited to residents, essential and medical service workers and those providing services to the island. Those wishing to access the island will continue to need approval and will be subject to self-isolation regulations per the Order.
- Approved persons arriving before August 31 will need to complete a full 14 days’ quarantine on Lord Howe Island.
Qantas and Eastern Air Services, which operate flights to the island, are working with visitors who had booked flights during August.
For more information and to make a booking visit www.lordhoweisland.info
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