Travel FAQs

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2020 4:08pm

Will I be charged to stay in government-designated accommodation?

People entering mandatory government-designated accommodation are required to pay a fee.

See Quarantine for more information.

What do I do if I am sick while travelling?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, let a member of the airline or ship crew know. If you are in the airport or seaport, contact a Biosecurity Tasmania officer immediately.

What if I’m from overseas and I’m not eligible for Medicare?

Overseas travellers who fall ill in Australia (and are not eligible for Medicare) often have health or travel insurance.

For those who do not have adequate insurance coverage, Tasmanian hospitals will waive the costs of treatment. This includes waiving payment and debt recovery procedures for ambulance transfers of people suspected to have COVID-19, who are taken to Tasmanian hospitals for assessment.

These arrangements have been put in place to ensure payment issues are not a barrier for people from overseas with symptoms seeking early medical advice.

Can I still move to Tasmania?

If you are currently in the process of moving to Tasmania from interstate, you may need to quarantine, depending on where you have spent time in the 14 days prior to arriving (or 28 days if you have travelled internationally). Read more about Coming to Tasmania.

If you are required to quarantine and have evidence of Tasmanian residency including evidence that you own or have leased a residential property (see above) you may be able to quarantine at your residence. Quarantine can occur in government-designated accommodation (where a fee can apply) or if approved in a suitable premise. However, as per the quarantine conditions, you will not be able to leave your residence for 14 days and must isolate from all others who you do not live with. While in quarantine you are not permitted to leave the property to purchase supplies, so you should consider whether your new home or approved suitable premise has all the necessary items to quarantine there for 14 days.

If your new residence is not currently ready for you to live there, you will need to complete your 14 days quarantine at a suitable premises or in government-designated accommodation (fees may apply), depending on where you have spent time in the 14 days prior to arrival.

For more information visit Coming to Tasmania