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Domestic travel – Tasmania

Current as of 14 January 2021, at 13:20 AEST

Coming to Tasmania

Entry to Tasmania and quarantine requirements depend on where you’ve been in the 14 days before you travelled to Tasmania. Areas are declared as either low-, medium- or high-risk based on the number of COVID-19 cases or level of community transmission in those areas — subject to public health advice. See below for details.

If you don’t have suitable premises to quarantine, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for accommodation to be arranged. A quarantine fee will not apply in this case.

If you’re in quarantine and you’re not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you can leave Tasmania.

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms, please contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 and advise that you’re in quarantine.

The Tasmania Government highly recommends that you wear a face mask when travelling on domestic flights and in airports.

Coming from NSW

If you're currently in Tasmania and you visited any of the medium-risk areas in NSW listed at coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert, contact the public health hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

If you’re planning on coming to Tasmania and you’ve been to these medium-risk areas in the 14 days before travelling to Tasmania, you’ll have to quarantine in a suitable premises or in government-arranged accommodation — fees can apply.

Anyone coming from NSW to Tasmania who was in NSW from Friday 11 December 2020 will need to reapply for a new Tas e-Travel pass to confirm they have not visited any high-risk locations.

Coming from Queensland

The Greater Brisbane region is a high-risk area. This includes Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan local government areas.

If you’re a Tasmanian resident returning to Tasmania and you’ve been in these high-risk areas since 2 January 2021, you can only enter Tasmania if you’ve been approved through the G2G travel pass system — and have a suitable premises to undertake 14 days quarantine.

If you’re a non-Tasmanian resident and you’ve been in any of these high-risk areas since 2 January 2021, you will not be allowed to enter Tasmania — unless approved as an essential traveller. You can apply for an exemption via the G2G system. If you’re approved as an essential traveller, you may have to quarantine in government-arranged accommodation.

If you arrived in Tasmania before 9am Friday 8 January 2021, you’re no longer required to self-isolate and may leave self-isolation.

If you have arrived in Tasmania after 9am Friday 8 January 2021 and were told to quarantine, you’re required to remain in quarantine.

Anyone who quarantined at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane since or on 30 December should self-isolate and contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

Coming from Victoria

If you're already in Tasmania and were at any of the listed premises at the specified dates and times listed at coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert, self-isolate and contact the public health hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

If you have been to high-risk premises during the dates and times listed at coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert and plan to travel to Tasmania, you will not be allowed to enter — unless approved as an essential traveller. You can apply for an exemption via the G2G system. If you’re approved as an essential traveller, you may have to quarantine in government-arranged accommodation.

More information

Tasmanians planning on returning home can provide evidence of residency and seek to complete the 14 days required quarantine at a residential address or other suitable premises.

Essential Travellers need to take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and are subject to checks while in quarantine.

Low-risk areas

Low-risk areas are:

  • New South Wales — except specific medium-risk areas and premises, see coronavirus.tas.gov.au
  • Victoria — except specific high-risk premises, see coronavirus.tas.gov.au
  • Queensland — except specific high-risk areas, see coronavirus.tas.gov.au
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory
  • New Zealand

Travellers who’ve spent time in the past 14 days in a low-risk area don’t need to quarantine on arrival.

They must register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system at least 3 days before arriving — for more information, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and click on ‘Coming to Tasmania’. People who applied via G2G for travel from a low-risk area before Monday 26 October 2020 must resubmit their details via this system.

People can travel directly from a low-risk area through medium- or high-risk areas if they:

  • transit directly from the low-risk area to an airport or seaport by vehicle, only stopping for fuel
  • travel directly into an airport on a flight and don't leave except to board another flight
  • stay overnight in an approved airport hotel, transiting directly from the airport terminal and only leaving the airport hotel to return to the airport terminal

Approved airport hotels for direct transit through New South Wales:

  • Citadines Connect Sydney Airport — 121 Baxter Rd, Mascot
  • Holiday Inn Express, Sydney Airport — 2/12 Sarah St, Mascot
  • Holiday Inn, Sydney Airport — Cnr of O’Riordan St & Bourke Rd, Mascot
  • Ibis Budget Sydney Airport — 5 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot
  • Ibis Sydney Airport — 205 O’Riordan St, Mascot
  • Mantra on Sydney Airport — 3 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot
  • Quest Mascot — 108 -114 Robey St, Sydney
  • Rydges Sydney Airport — 8 Arrival Cr, Mascot
  • Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel — 241 O’Riordan St, Mascot
  • Sydney Airport Suites — 1285 Botany Rd, Mascot
  • The Branksome Hotel and Residences — 60 Robey St, Mascot
  • Travelodge Hotel, Sydney Airport — 289 King St, Mascot

Medium-risk areas

Medium-risk areas are:

Travellers who've spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before they arrived in Tasmania must quarantine and submit their intended quarantine location.

People can quarantine at home, an approved suitable premises or in government-designated quarantine — fees may apply.

Travellers from medium-risk areas must apply for an electronic G2G or ‘Good to go’ PASS from g2gpass.com.au. They need a QR code to enter the state under the new system.

Tasmanian fly-in fly-out, FIFO, workers who work interstate in medium-risk areas can apply for essential-traveller status. If you’re successful you won’t need to quarantine but you’ll need to comply with public health rules.

High risk areas

High-risk areas are:

Travellers who’ve been to a high-risk domestic location in the 14 days before arriving must quarantine in government-designated accommodation — fees may apply.

Travellers who've spent time in a high-risk overseas area or on a cruise ship in the 28 days before 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
  • having directly transited to an airport or seaport in that area and travelling directly to Tasmania when exiting quarantine in a medium or high-risk domestic area

Travellers coming from high-risk areas must apply for an electronic G2G or ‘Good to go’ PASS from g2gpass.com.au. They need a QR code to enter the state under the new system.

For more information on low, medium and high-risk areas, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and click on ‘Coming to Tasmania’.

Essential travellers who’ve been to a medium-risk or high-risk location may not need to quarantine. However, they’ll need to comply with public health rules that include getting a COVID-19 test on arrival and monitoring their health.

To find out if you qualify as an essential traveller, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and search for ‘Essential travellers’.

Tasmanian residents may be allowed to quarantine at their residence but will need to provide evidence of residency.

It costs $2,800 per person to quarantine at a hotel — or a special family rate — except where there’s extreme hardship.

All travellers must have a health check when they arrive in Tasmania. This includes symptom and temperature checks. This health screening is conducted at all Tasmanian airports and ports — including King and Flinders Islands.

Anyone with symptoms will be asked to have a COVID-19 test and directed to quarantine at their destination — whether that’s their home or at another accommodation, including government-assigned accommodation — while they wait for their results.

The Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania is available to travellers from NSW, VIC, Queensland, WA, SA, the NT, and the ACT.

Travel within Tasmania

King Island and Flinders Islands residents can travel to mainland Tasmania without quarantining on their return if they don’t travel via medium or high-risk locations in Australia.

While Tasmanians are still being encouraged to limit non-essential travel, restrictions on accommodation have eased.

For more information on travel restrictions in Tasmania, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au. You can also call the Tasmanian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Helpline on 1800 671 738.

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