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Domestic travel – Tasmania

Updated on 25 July 2021, at 14:05 AET

Mask requirements

You must wear a face mask when travelling on domestic flights and in airports — except when you’re eating or drinking. Air crew must wear masks on flights and in airports

Children under 12 and those with exemptions do not need to wear a mask. Toddlers under the age of 2 and babies must not wear masks since they are a choking and suffocation risk.

Check the Tasmanian Government’s website for more information on mask requirements.

Interstate travel 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.

Low-risk areas

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

Current low-risk areas include the following:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory
  • New Zealand
  • Queensland, except for certain high-risk premises
  • Western Australia

For more information, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au. Click on ‘Important community updates’.

See the 'High-risk areas' section below for more detail.

Travellers must register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system no more than 1 day before arriving.

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

For more information, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and click on ‘Coming to Tasmania’.

Medium-risk areas

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania must quarantine in either suitable premises or government-arrange accommodation — fees may apply.

If you need to quarantine upon arrival but don’t have suitable premises, contact Tasmania's public health hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange accommodation.

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, or 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

If you’re currently in Tasmania and have spent time at a high-risk location at the specified dates and times, you must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

Current high-risk areas include the following:

  • New South Wales (level 1), as well as certain high-risk premises in NSW (level 1)
  • certain high-risk premises in Queensland (level 1)
  • Victoria (level 2) and certain high-risk premises in Victoria (level 1)
  • South Australia (level 2) and certain high-risk premises in South Australia (level 1)
  • overseas other than New Zealand — except those who’ve been in high-risk premises in NZ
  • cruise ships

If you’ve been in a level 1 high-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania, you will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, quarantine is required and must be undertaken in government-designated accommodation at their own cost. Travellers arriving in the 24 hours after the change of declaration will not be required to pay the quarantine fee.

If you’ve been in a level 2 high-risk area during the specified times, you’re not allowed to enter Tasmania — unless the Tasmanian Government approves you as an essential traveller. Tasmanian residents can apply for essential traveller status. If you're approved as an essential traveller, you must quarantine in a suitable premises or government-arranged accommodation at your own cost.

Travellers can apply for essential traveller status using the G2G PASS system at coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors.

You won’t be granted essential traveller status if you’ve been in a level 1 high-risk premises at the specified times, even if you’re a Tasmanian resident.

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

For more information, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and click on ‘Coming to Tasmania’.

International travel

Travelling from high-risk overseas areas

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

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.

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

Other requirements

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.

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

The Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania is available to those who’ve not been in a high-risk area or premises during the relevant times. The Tasmanian Government has declared NSW, Vic and SA as high-risk areas. Several premises in Queensland are also high risk.

People who’ve spent time in a high-risk area or premises at the relevant times are not allowed to enter Tasmania — unless approved as an essential traveller — see above for detail.

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.

Mandatory ‘Check in TAS’ app

Businesses

A range of businesses, venues, organisations and events must register for and use the free Check in TAS app to collect the contact details of patrons aged 16 years and older.

You must clearly display the Check in TAS QR code at all your premises or event entrances. You will receive this QR code after you have registered.

For more information, including the complete list of applicable businesses and events, and how to register, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas and click on ‘Information for organisations and businesses’.

Patrons

Tasmanians and visitors aged 16 years and older must check in to a range of businesses, venues, organisations and events with the Check in TAS app.

If you do not have an electronic device or are unable to use one, others in your group can check you in on their device or staff can check you in manually.

For more information about the Check in TAS app, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas.

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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