Coming to Tasmania

Last Updated: 07 May 2021 3:59pm

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Coming to Tasmania? Register your travel

Travellers to Tasmania, including returning residents, need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the State, to help manage the risk of COVID-19 at Tasmania’s borders.

Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival.

Areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.

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Register through the Tas e-Travel system if you have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania.

Current status

Australian Capital Territory

 

Low-risk

New South Wales (See Travel alert for high-risk premises)

Low-risk

Northern Territory

 

Low-risk

Queensland

 

Low-risk

South Australia

 

Low-risk

Victoria

 

Low-risk

Western Australia (See Travel alert for high-risk premises)

Low-risk

New Zealand

 

Low-risk

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Latest travel alerts on areas and premises declared medium/high-risk.

If you have spent time in medium or high-risk areas, please read the latest information before making a G2G PASS submission.

Anytime you intend to visit an airport you should carry a face mask with you and wear it as required (unless exempt) – find out more at face masks.


Travelling from low-risk areas

  • Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas listed above in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
  • 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 are permitted to transit directly though medium and high-risk areas without being subject to quarantine requirements on arrival under specific conditions – see low-risk areas for more details.

Read more about low-risk areas.

Tas e-Travel


Travelling from medium-risk areas

  • Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are required to quarantine, either in a suitable premises or in government-designated accommodation (fees may 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.
  • 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.

Read more about medium-risk areas, including suitable quarantine premises.

G2G PASS


Travelling from high-risk areas – domestic

  • Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area within Australia in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller.
  • 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 approved to enter there may be a quarantine requirement in government-designated accommodation (fees can apply)

Read more about high-risk areas, including travelling to Tasmania’s Islands and quarantine requirements.

G2G PASS


Travelling from high-risk areas - overseas and cruise ships

    Travelling directly to Tasmania from overseas

  • Travellers who have been overseas (other than New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania, must isolate for 14 days on arrival in Tasmania.
  • Overseas arrivals must also have two COVID-19 tests while in isolation – the first will occur within 48 hours of arrival, and the second will be on or soon after day 12 of isolation.
  • Travellers who have spent time overseas (other than New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania require pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter Tasmania.
  • The most effective way of seeking this pre-approval is to make a G2G PASS submission under ‘Category 8: Other persons, or classes of persons, approved by the Deputy State Controller’.

G2G PASS

    Travelling to Tasmania after isolating interstate for 14 days

  • Travellers who have already completed 14 days isolation in interstate government-designated accommodation after arriving in Australia from overseas, do not need to isolate on arrival in Tasmania.
  • This applies to a person who travels to Tasmania on the same day that they exit interstate isolation (day 14).
  • For information purposes, you will be asked what countries you have spent time in the last 28 days and where you completed your Australian isolation through the Tas e-Travel process
  • Please note - if the area where you exit quarantine is listed as medium or high risk by Tasmanian Public Health Services, and you spend time in this area, you will be required to isolate for 14 days on arrival in Tasmania. This does not apply if you “transit directly” through that area to an airport or seaport in order to travel to Tasmania. Visit transit directly for more information on what is considered “direct transit”.
  • Read more about high-risk areas overseas and cruise ships.

Tas e-Travel


Transit directly through medium or high-risk areas

Based on current Public Health advice, travellers from low-risk areas are permitted to transit directly through medium or high-risk areas without being subject to quarantine requirements when arriving in Tasmania if they comply with the following:

Transiting through high-risk risk area

  • The traveller transits directly from the low-risk area to an airport or seaport by private vehicle only stopping for fuel, or express public transport.
  • The traveller arrives directly into an airport on a flight and does not leave except to board another flight.
  • The traveller arrives directly into an airport on a flight and stays overnight in an approved airport hotel, transiting directly from the airport terminal to the hotel and only leaving the airport hotel to return to the airport terminal.
  • The traveller exits a government managed quarantine facility in the high risk area and travels directly to a seaport or airport without stopping, other than for fuel if in a private vehicle.

Transiting through medium-risk area

  • The traveller transits directly from the low-risk area to an airport or seaport by private vehicle only stopping for fuel.
  • The traveller transits from the low-risk area through the medium risk area to an airport or seaport using public transport. The public transport does not have to be express and can stop to allow passengers to embark/disembark through the medium risk area, but must not do so through a high risk area. The traveller may disembark in the medium risk area in order to change transport type (e.g. to get off a bus and then board a train). The traveller should change transport efficiently and should not leave the station they disembark at.
  • The traveller arrives directly into an airport on a flight and does not leave the airport other than to board a flight, or to stay overnight in an approved airport hotel, transiting directly from the airport terminal to the hotel and only leaving the airport hotel to return to the airport terminal.
  • The traveller exits a government managed quarantine facility in the medium risk area and travels directly to a seaport or airport by private vehicle or public transport (see above).

Read more about transiting through medium or high-risk areas.

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.