Coming to Tasmania

Last Updated: 03 Dec 2020 9:50am

Public Health has advised that South Australia (SA) will be classified as a low-risk area from Thursday 3 December 2020.

Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not required to quarantine.

Anyone who is currently in quarantine based on time spent in SA before their arrival will be able to leave quarantine on 3 December.

The only exception to this is where a traveller has spent time in a high-risk location within SA, specifically:

  • Intensive English Language Institute, Flinders University Sturt Campus Bedford Park anytime between - 13 to 28 November 2020
  • Woodville High School, St Clair - Year 9 students and specific staff members anytime between 23 and 24 November 2020

Travellers who have been at these locations during the specified times will not be able to enter Tasmania without the approval of the Deputy State Controller. The most effective way of doing this is via the G2G system.

Anyone already in Tasmania who has visited these locations is asked to call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a COVID-19 test. Travellers should advise the hotline that they are in quarantine and have been at one of the identified locations.

People arriving in Tasmania from SA from 3 December should now register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system to receive a Tas e-Travel QR code.

Travelling from low-risk areas

Low-risk areas are:

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

Travellers who have only spent time in a low-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania do not need to quarantine when they arrive.

These travellers can register their travel and contact details through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three (3) days before they arrive.

Travellers from low-risk areas may transit directly through medium risk areas on their way directly to Tasmania if they comply with certain criteria. For more information, visit Low-risk areas.

Click here to complete a Tas e-Travel registration.

* The only exception to this is where a traveller has spent time in a high-risk location within SA, specifically:

  • Intensive English Language Institute, Flinders University Sturt Campus Bedford Park anytime between - 13 to 28 November 2020
  • Woodville High School, St Clair - Year 9 students and specific staff members anytime between 23 and 24 November 2020

Travellers who have been at these locations during the specified times will not be able to enter Tasmania without the approval of the Deputy State Controller. The most effective way of doing this is via the G2G system.

Anyone already in Tasmania who has visited these locations is asked to call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a COVID-19 test. Travellers should advise the hotline that they are in quarantine and have been at one of the identified locations.

Travelling from medium-risk areas

There are no areas currently classified as medium-risk areas.

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania will need to quarantine, either in a suitable premises or in government-designated accommodation (fees apply).

These travellers must provide information about their intended quarantine location.

The most effective way of doing this is through the G2G PASS system.

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.

If the travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons, travellers may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.

For more information, visit Medium-risk areas.

Click here to make a G2G PASS submission.

Travelling from high-risk areas

High-risk areas are:

  • Specific locations within South Australia*
  • Overseas (other than New Zealand)
  • Cruise ships

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk domestic area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania must quarantine in government-designated accommodation (fees apply).

* Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk location within SA, specifically:

  • Intensive English Language Institute, Flinders University Sturt Campus Bedford Park anytime between - 13 to 28 November 2020
  • Woodville High School, St Clair - Year 9 students and specific staff members anytime between 23 and 24 November 2020

Travellers who have been at these locations during the specified times will not be able to enter Tasmania without the approval of the Deputy State Controller. The most effective way of doing this is via the G2G system.

Anyone already in Tasmania who has visited these locations is asked to call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a COVID-19 test. Travellers should advise the hotline that they are in quarantine and have been at one of the identified locations.

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk overseas area (excluding New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 28 days prior to arriving in Tasmania require pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter Tasmania and will be required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation upon arrival (fees can apply).

Travellers from overseas and who have already completed 14 days in government-designated quarantine in another Australian jurisdiction may apply to the Deputy State Controller to be exempt from the additional 14 day quarantine requirement upon arrival in Tasmania– see High-risk areas - Overseas for more details.

Travellers from high-risk areas must provide information to help determine their quarantine and border entry requirements. The most effective way of doing this is through the G2G PASS system.

If the travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons, travellers may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.

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 High-risk areas.

Click here to make a G2G PASS submission.

Stay up to date

The COVID-19 situation can change at any time, meaning Tasmania’s border restrictions and entry requirements could change at short notice. Please stay up to date and check the latest information before you travel.