Cocos Keeling Islands

Welcome to Paradise ......

Australia's last unspoilt paradise lies in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean offering spectacular snorkelling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing. Relax on empty beaches, visit uninhabited islands by canoe, watch spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry to Home Island to stay at the original Clunies-Ross residence and discover the culture and traditions of the Cocos Malay people.

 

Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, and 900km from Christmas Island, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - the rest are waiting for you to explore them.

 

Cocos Keeling Islands declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

As at 18th June 2020,as advised by the Territory Controller, Cocos Keeling Islands remains COVID-19 free.

 

The current State of Emergency status and travel restrictions will remain in place until 30th June 2020, at which time the situation will be reviewed to determine if an extension of the State of Emergency is necessary.

 

Only residents and essential staff are permitted to travel to the Cocos Keeling Islands until further notice.

 

All travelers to the Indian Ocean Territories of the Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Islands from mainland Australia MUST quarantine for 14 days.

 

For further information on travel to the Cocos Keeling Islands, please see travel info section of our website.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – REMOVAL OF QUARANTINE IN THE IOT FOR THOSE COMING FROM WA

The Emergency Management Committees (EMCs) on Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) have agreed to adjust incoming quarantine requirements. From 30 June 2020, local residents returning from Western Australia (WA), who have been there for 14 days, will not be required to quarantine on their arrival back to the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT).

 

In addition, anyone – including essential workers – who has been in WA for the past 14 days, does not have COVID 19 and has not been in contact with a confirmed case, will also be permitted to travel to the IOT without quarantine on arrival.

 

Returning to WA from the Indian Ocean Territories – This process remains unchanged, with individuals needing to seek approval from WA Police. You must be an exempt traveler to enter WA and you may be directed to quarantine on arrival into WA unless exempted.

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