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Domestic travel – Tasmania

Updated on 12 April 2021, at 14:00 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.

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.

Low-risk areas

Low-risk areas are:

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

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 no more than 3 days before arriving — for more information, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and click on ‘Coming to Tasmania’.

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 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

High-risk areas are:

  • overseas (other than New Zealand)
  • a cruise ship

Travellers who have been in a high-risk area or premise in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania cannot enter Tasmania, unless approved as an essential traveller. To find out if you qualify as an essential traveller, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and search for ‘Essential travellers’.

Travellers who have been in high-risk areas in the 14 days before their arrival must give information to the Tasmanian Government to help determine their quarantine and border entry requirements. The most effective way of doing this is through the G2G PASS system.

If entry is approved, there may be a quarantine requirement 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

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.

Travelling from New Zealand

New Zealand is a low-risk area — see information above for requirements when travelling to Tasmania.

To enter Australia from New Zealand, you must declare that you:

  • don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • have been in New Zealand for 14 days before travelling to Australia
  • have not been to a designated COVID-19 hotspot in New Zealand during that time
  • travelled on a quarantine-free flight

Before flying to Australia from New Zealand, travellers need to complete the Australia Travel Declaration online and print and complete a COVID-19 Declaration form.

To download the form or for more information, visit covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au and search ‘New Zealand safe travel zone’ and ‘Australia Travel Declaration’.

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 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.

Upcoming mandatory ‘Check In Tas’ app

Businesses

From 1 May 2021, 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

From 1 May 2021, 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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