Medium-risk areas

Last Updated: 01 Dec 2020 10:33am

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are required to quarantine and need to submit their intended quarantine location.

Quarantine can be undertaken in a suitable premises or in government-designated quarantine (fees apply).

The most effective way of providing information about an intended quarantine location is via the G2G pass system. Where possible, travellers are encouraged to do this at least three (3) business days before arrival and not more than 14 days before travel.

A suitable premises means:

  • a private residence
  • short-term rental accommodation where the person or family isolating is/are the only occupants
  • or other premises approved by the Deputy State Controller.

Examples include:

  • a residential address or property (primary residence, secondary residence i.e. shack, rental property or mooring)
  • a private residence of a relative or friend
  • a rental property including short stay accommodation (e.g. a booking an entire property or cabin, with fully self-contained facilities and no communal areas)

Travellers must provide their intended quarantine address in their G2G PASS application. Relevant evidence should be provided to support the intention to quarantine in a suitable premise, including that you will be able to comply with the quarantine requirements (e.g. food delivery). Types of evidence include:

  • Evidence of Tasmanian residency displaying your name and residential address
  • Evidence of relative or friend’s residency displaying their residential address, and a letter of support from the relative or friend, indicating that they are willing to support the traveller during quarantine
  • Short-stay rental agreement
  • Mooring lease or letter of support from port authority with declaration confirming the traveller has access to fully self-contained facilities and necessary supplies
  • Booking confirmation that shows a reservation for a stand alone property with a minimum stay of 14 days, with declaration confirming the traveller has access to fully self-contained facilities and necessary supplies to support themselves during quarantine.

The following are not accepted as suitable premise for quarantine unless in exceptional circumstances and approved by the Deputy State Controller:

  • Commercial accommodation providers that are not stand alone properties (e.g. hotel rooms)
  • Accommodation with shared facilities in non-private settings (e.g. caravan parks, youth hostels, boarding homes, group homes, single rooms in AirBnB properties)

If you do not have a suitable premises for quarantine, you may be required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation, fees can apply see Quarantine for more details.

Screening

New processes are in place at Tasmanian airports and seaports to protect the health and safety of visitors and the community. Travellers are asked to be patient as border staff work to ensure their entry to Tasmania is as efficient as possible.

All travellers arriving in Tasmania are required to undertake health screening, which involves answering COVID-19 symptom questions and having a temperature check.

Some of the questions can be answered online in the one (1) hour before travelling, to ensure a quicker passage through the port of arrival. Travellers receive an SMS message prior to departure with a link to the online form. If not completed in advance, travellers will be required to answer the questions on arrival.

Travellers with symptoms will be encouraged to have a COVID-19 test.

Travellers should contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for a free COVID-19 test if at any time while in Tasmania they develop:

  • fever (or signs of fever, including chills or night sweats)
  • runny nose
  • cough
  • sore/itchy throat
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell

Essential Travellers

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania and whose travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons can seek to enter the State as an Essential Traveller.

Essential Travellers are subject to conditions which can include quarantine, testing or providing evidence of testing and monitoring their health.

Read more about the Essential Traveller process.

Changes may occur

Please be aware that the COVID-19 situation can change at any time, requiring restrictions or other measures to be put in place. Travellers should continue to monitor the latest situation at all times prior to travel.

Visit Coming to Tasmania for the list of current medium-risk areas.