Public Health Services have announced that Victoria will be declared high-risk (level 1) from 12:01am tomorrow (Thursday 14 October 2021). Further to this, travel to Tasmania will not be permitted for travellers who have spent time in nine Victorian local government areas (LGAs) due to high-levels of community transmission.
From 12:01am tomorrow, anyone who has spent time in Victoria, and not in any of the nine LGAs 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.
Anyone who has spent time in the following LGAs in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania at this time.
A large number of premises in Victoria also remain high-risk (level 1). See the list on the Travel Alert page.
Essential Traveller status will not be granted to anyone who has spent time in the LGAs listed above or a high-risk (Level 1) premises at the specified dates and times. This includes Tasmanian residents.
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.