New protocols for operating cruise ships in Tasmania

15 Jun 2022

New protocols for Tasmania are in place to guide the operation of cruise ships in relation to COVID-19 when the season restarts in October this year.

The Tasmanian protocols include best practice measures around COVID-19 vaccination, testing, mask wearing, outbreak management and communications, and are closely aligned with the Eastern Seaboard Cruise Protocols.

Entry of all cruise ships to Tasmania was paused in March 2020 and visits by small, domestic cruise ships with fewer than 100 passengers resumed in December 2021. The national ban on international cruising was lifted in April 2022 and most Australian jurisdictions have since announced plans to support the return of cruise ships.

Read the Tasmanian cruise protocols.