Medium-risk areas

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2021 12:21pm

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are required to quarantine, either in a suitable premises or in government-designated quarantine (fees can 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 new G2G PASS registration is required each time a person travels to Tasmania. For more information visit Travel FAQs.

Any travellers from medium-risk areas who do not have suitable premises to isolate in (and who must isolate in government accommodation) must not travel to Tasmania’s Islands e.g. King Island, Flinders Islands or others in the Furneaux group of islands without the approval of the Deputy State Controller. For more information see Travelling to Tasmania’s islands.

For more details on what is classified as a suitable premises see suitable premises.

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 may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.

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.

Screening

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 offered 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 are 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

Changes may occur

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 travelling.

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