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Tasmanian Borders Update 5/11/20

We are very excited to now being able to welcome visitors from other parts of Australia.

The current advice is as follows:

The areas where travellers have spent time prior to arriving in Tasmania determine the conditions for their entry into the State.

Tasmania’s border restrictions have changed from Monday 26 October 2020.

From this date, areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk dependent upon the number of COVID-19 cases or level of community transmission in those areas, and subject to Public Health advice.

Low-risk areas

Low-risk areas are:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • New Zealand

Travellers who have only spent time in a low-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine. People entering from these areas register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system a maximum of three (3) days before arrival in Tasmania.

Based on current Public Health advice, travellers from low-risk areas are permitted to transit directly through medium or high-risk areas without being subject to quarantine requirements when arriving in Tasmania if they comply with certain criteria.

For more information, visit Low-risk areas.

Medium-risk areas

Medium-risk areas are:

  • New South Wales

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are required to quarantine and need to submit their intended quarantine location.

Quarantine can occur in a suitable premises or in government-designated quarantine (fees apply).

The most effective way of providing information about an intended quarantine location is via the G2G system.

If the travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons, travellers can seek to enter the State as an Essential Traveller and request a full or partial exemption from quarantine.

Where possible, travellers are encouraged to make their G2G PASS submission at least three (3) business days before arrival and not more than 14 days before travel.

For more information, visit Medium-risk areas.

High-risk areas

High-risk areas are:

  • Victoria
  • Overseas (other than New Zealand)
  • a cruise ship

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area need to provide information to help determine entry and quarantine requirements for travel to Tasmania.

The most effective way of doing this is via the G2G system. Where possible, travellers are encouraged to do this at least three (3) business days before arrival and not more than 14 days before travel.

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk domestic area in the 14 days prior to arrival must quarantine for 14 days in government-designated accommodation (fees can apply).

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk overseas area or on a cruise ship in the 28 days prior to arriving in Tasmania must complete 14 days quarantine in government-designated accommodation, unless they provide evidence of:

  • having completed 14 days in government-designated quarantine in another jurisdiction;
  • having had a negative COVID-19 test on or after day 10 of arriving in Australia; and
  • having directly transited to an airport or seaport in that area and travelled directly to Tasmania when exiting quarantine in a medium or high-risk domestic area.

If the travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons, travellers can apply, via the G2G PASS system to enter the State as an Essential Traveller.

For more information, visit High-risk areas.

Changes may occur

Please be aware that the COVID-19 situation can change at any time, requiring restrictions or other measures to be put in place. Travellers should continue to monitor the latest situation at all times prior to travel. Please check current information at  https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

 

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