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Travel – Tasmania

Updated on 30 November 2021, at 14:20 AET

Travel within 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.

Tasmania border restrictions

Low-risk areas

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

Current low-risk areas include the following:

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

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

Medium-risk areas

Travellers who've 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

Current high-risk areas include the following:

  • Australian Capital Territory (level 2) and certain premises (level 1)
  • New Zealand North Island (level 2) and certain premises (level 1)
  • New South Wales (level 1) and certain premises and LGAs (level 1), Moree Plains in NSW (level 1) ‘no travel’.
  • Northern Territory — only certain premises (level 1)
  • Queensland — only certain premises (level 1)
  • Victoria (level 1) and certain premises and LGAs (level 1)
  • overseas
  • cruise ships

Go to coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania for details.

The LGA of Moree Plains in NSW remains a high-risk (level 1) ‘no travel’. Anyone who has spent time in the Moree Plains LGA in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmanian will not be allowed to enter Tasmania at this time.

Travellers who've visited a high-risk area — other than the LGA of Moree Plains in NSW — in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania can't enter Tasmania, unless approved as an essential traveller.

If you're approved to enter Tasmania, you must undertake quarantine in either:

  • a government-arranged facility, if you've been to a level 1 high-risk area or premises (fees can apply) or
  • a suitable premises, if you've been to a level 2 high-risk area or premises

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

Travellers must also provide evidence of having undertaken a COVID-19 test and received a negative result in the 72 hours before they're due to arrive in Tasmania.

In some circumstances, travellers coming from low-risk areas can transit directly through medium- or high-risk areas without needing to quarantine when they arrive in Tasmania. For details, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania/low-risk-areas.

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.

Restrictions from 15 December

From Wednesday 15 December 2021, travellers aged 12 years and 2 months and older, including returning residents, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to avoid needing to quarantine once they enter Tasmania.

Travellers who've been in high-risk areas in the 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania must return a ;negative COVID-19 test result within the 72 hours before they depart for Tasmania (unless exempt). This testing requirement won't apply to travellers who've been out of Tasmania for less than 7 days.

If you come from a high-risk area, you may need to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test on arrival in Tasmania.

Tasmanian residents coming from high-risk areas who can't provide evidence of the required vaccination or testing on arrival will be directed to quarantine until they can provide the evidence or return a negative COVID-19 result. Tasmanian residents can quarantine in suitable premises if they meet eligibility criteria.

Non-Tasmanian residents must quarantine in a government-managed facility until they can provide the required evidence. If they can't, they must complete quarantine if they're approved to enter Tasmania, or return to their point of departure if they're not approved.

Unvaccinated travellers must still apply to enter Tasmania. If approved, quarantine and other conditions may apply.

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

Overseas arrivals

Travellers who arrive in Australia from overseas between 1 November and 14 December 2021 (other than direct flights to Australia from low-risk areas of New Zealand, or approved Australian Antarctic Division travellers), will be required to meet the same requirements as domestic arrivals from high-risk areas.

Any traveller who has been spent time in any overseas location (not including the South Island of New Zealand) on or since Sunday 28 November 2021 will not be permitted to enter Tasmania.

Any traveller planning to travel to Tasmania and who has spent time overseas in the 14 days prior to 28 November, will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller. To be assessed for Essential Traveller status, travellers must provide evidence of having returned a negative COVID-19 test result in the 72 hours before they are due to arrive in Tasmania. If approved, quarantine is required, other conditions also apply.

For more information, go to coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/essential-travellers.

Travelling directly to Tasmania from overseas

Travellers who have been overseas (other than low-risk areas in New Zealand or approved Australian Antarctic Division travellers) or on a cruise ship in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania, must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Tasmania.

Overseas arrivals must be fully vaccinated and have 2 COVID-19 tests while in quarantine — the first will occur within 48 hours of arrival, and the second will be on or soon after day 12 of quarantine.

Travellers who have spent time overseas (other than low-risk areas in New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania require pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter Tasmania.

The most effective way of seeking this pre-approval is to make a G2G PASS submission under ‘Category 8: Other persons, or classes of persons, approved by the Deputy State Controller’.

From Wednesday 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated travellers — 12 years and over, unless an exemption applies — won’t need to quarantine if they return a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arriving in Tasmania.

Returning Tasmanian travellers who have been out of the state for less than 7 days won't need to get tested.

People who travel to Tasmania who don't meet these criteria will be subject to additional quarantine and testing requirements.

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.

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.

Travel within Tasmania

People can 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.

For more information on restrictions in Tasmania, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

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