Public Health Services have announced that all of NSW and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be declared high-risk Level 1 from 12:01am tomorrow, Thursday 14 October 2021.
From this time anyone who has been in any areas of NSW or the ACT, and not in the LGA of Bourke or high-risk (level 1) premises , in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania will not be able to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller. If approved, quarantine is required and must be undertaken in government-managed quarantine facility at their own cost.
A home quarantine option is available for eligible Tasmanian residents returning as Essential Travellers under category 8. If approved residents will be able to home quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises. For details and criteria see Tasmanian residents home quarantine option.
Due to the high-levels of community transmission, anyone who has spent time in the Bourke LGA in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmanian will not be permitted to enter Tasmanian at this time.
A large number of premises in NSW and the ACT remain high-risk (level 1). Essential Traveller status will not be granted to anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) premises at the specified dates and times. This includes Tasmanian residents. See the list on the Travel Alert page.
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 certain conditions. Read more about transit rules.