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Edeline Islands Kimberley Cruise Coral Expeditions

Updated:  20 September 2021

Voyage Updates

On this page, you will find updates regarding your upcoming expedition.  If there are any impacts to your voyage arising from public health directives or other disruptions, you will find that information here. All items on this page are current and reflect the best of our available information.  If you do not find any news here regarding your voyage, this means at present, your voyage will proceed as planned. There is no need to contact us.

Australian Travel Restrictions: All passengers must review the official government websites of the states and territories they visit during the voyage and complete the required border declarations and passes. Guests must be able to meet the entry requirements at the time of boarding to be approved for travel. VIEW BORDER RESTRICTIONS >

Requirements for entering WA: All persons travelling to WA must complete “G2G” pass at least 3 days prior to entering the state. This must be completed and presented at border control upon entry into WA and made available to our crew upon boarding.  Help with your G2G Pass

Requirements for entering NT: All persons travelling to NT must complete a “Border Entry” form online within 7 days of entry. This should be completed on board, and our purser will be on hand to assist guests.

Your PCR Test: Your SailSAFE PCR Test is required to be taken from 2:00 pm (AWST- WA Time) on the Friday before your departure.  Read our PCR Test Guide

Requirements for entering NT: All persons travelling to NT must complete a “Border Entry” form online within 7 days of entry. This must be completed before you arrive in the Northern Territory to board your cruise in Darwin.

Requirements for entering WA: All persons travelling to WA must complete “G2G” pass at least 3 days prior. This should be completed and approved prior to boarding your cruise in Darwin.  Help with your G2G Pass

Your PCR Test: Your SailSAFE PCR Test is required to be taken from 7:00 am (ACST – NT Time) on the Tuesday before your departure. Read our PCR Test Guide

This voyage will depart as scheduled but is likely to have some changes to the published itinerary due to remote area and community access caused by COVID-19 related government and landowner restrictions. There are currently restrictions place in the remote indigenous communities of the Northern Territory and port restrictions in the Torres Strait.  Our team is in weekly contact with authorities and currently working on finalising this updated itinerary and you will receive your final itinerary information 6 weeks prior to departure.

Updated: 20 September 2021

Current Border Restrictions

We understand that there is ongoing uncertainty with regards to travel within Australia in the current environment. Health management directives in a pandemic are constantly evolving and we are in regular contact with authorities across the country.

A summary of the latest border information and travel advice affecting our upcoming departures can be found in the table below. This information has been extracted from state and territory official websites at time of publishing.

Current Entry Restrictions Current Entry Requirements Official Advice
People from “Low Risk” areas are required to go into 14 days of mandatory quarantine & present for COVID-19 testing on day 11. People from “Medium Risk” areas are not permitted to enter Western Australia.

NSW is now classified as ‘Extreme Risk’. Victoria is now classified as ‘High Risk’ and the ACT  as ‘Medium Risk’. Travel from any of these states is not permitted without exemption.
QLD is classified as ‘Low Risk’. Travel into WA is permitted, subject to 14 days of self-quarantine and COVID-19 testing.
All persons travelling to WA must complete “G2G” pass at least 3 days prior, complete a health screening on arrival and scan G2G pass when exiting Perth Airport.
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Current Entry Restrictions Current Entry Requirements Official Advice
People from “Hot Spots” are required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at own expense. All persons from “High-Risk sites” are to get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours and self-quarantine until they have had a test and until a negative test is returned.

Visitors to the Northern Territory (NT) will not be permitted entry if they are from a declared Covid-19 hotspot or public exposure site. must do 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine. 
All persons travelling to NT must complete a “Border Entry” form online no more than 7 days prior to entry.
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Current Entry Restrictions Current Entry Requirements Official Advice
People from “declared hotspots” are not permitted to enter Queensland.

Anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland.
All of  the ACT, Victoria and New South Wales are currently declared hotspots.
> All travellers need to complete a Queensland Travel Declaration completed 3 days prior to your arrival in QLD.
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Current Entry Restrictions Current Entry Requirements Official Advice
People from “Medium-Risk” areas are required to quarantine upon arrival. People from “High-Risk” areas are not permitted to enter Tasmania.
All persons travelling to TAS must complete a “Tas E” pass online within 72 hours of entry.

Current Entry Restrictions Current Entry Requirements Official Advice
People from “Prohibited Locations” are required to undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine at own expense upon entry and must undertake PCR testing on Day 1, 5 and 12.
All persons travelling to SA must complete a “Cross Border Travel Registration” form at least 7 days prior to entering.
Restriction Levels can be viewed HERE.
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As an Australian-flagged operator, Coral Expeditions complies with all federal and state directives in relation to COVID-19.  We have been operating incident-free since October 2020 and have since completed more than 60 successful voyages with all requisite permissions in place.  Any guests who are affected by temporary government restrictions can be confident that our COVID-19 travel policy ensures funds paid to us are safe and held for a future cruise of your choosing. If your upcoming cruise is affected by any new government directives, our team will contact you or your travel agent to assist in alternate arrangements.

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