Update to COVID-19 testing requirements for transport workers

20 Sep 2021

Tasmania is adopting a nationally consistent approach to COVID-19 testing for transport, freight and logistics workers travelling between other states and territories and Tasmania, following agreement at National Cabinet in August 2021.

This agreement extends the rolling seven-day COVID-19 testing requirement to medium and low-risk travellers, as well as high-risk travellers.

From Friday 24 September 2021, any person entering Tasmania as a transport, freight or logistics worker (regardless of travel history) must present evidence of having received a negative COVID-19 test result in the seven days before arriving in Tasmania.

Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result in the seven days before arrival must be provided through the Tasmanian G2G PASS before entering Tasmania, or presented to Biosecurity Tasmania on arrival in Tasmania.

If evidence is not provided, workers must have a COVID-19 test within 24 hours.

All transport, freight and logistics workers must then continue to have a COVID-19 test every seven days until they have had at least two tests, and 14 days have passed since they last arrived in Tasmania.

The testing requirement will not apply to a person who does not leave their port of arrival for as long as they remain in Tasmania.

To organise a COVID-19 test, visit Testing for COVID-19 or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. There are testing clinics located near the arrival points in Tasmania.

Spirit of Tasmania arrivals can attend the East Devonport testing clinic (no booking required) at 67 Caroline St (access via John St). This clinic is open daily 7.30am to 2.30pm.