Travel to Tasmania

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2021 5:19pm

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When 90 per cent of eligible people 12 years and older are fully vaccinated

All Tasmanians 12 years and older have had the opportunity to be vaccinated

Open 15 December 2021

Domestic travel

Vaccinated travellers

From 15 December 2021, travellers aged 12 years and two months and older, including returning residents, will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless exempt) to enter Tasmania without the need to quarantine.

Children under the age of 12 years and 2 months will be treated as a vaccinated person for the purposes of travel to Tasmania, and thus will be subject to the same conditions.

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days before their travel to Tasmania will have to have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival in Tasmania. This applies to all travellers aged 5 and above. The testing requirement will not apply to travellers who have been out of Tasmania for fewer than seven days.

Children under 18 years of age may be required to submit an individual travel registration.

Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test (for travellers from high-risk areas) may be required to be provided on arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers who cannot provide evidence of the required vaccination or testing (for travellers from high-risk areas) on arrival will be directed to isolate until they can provide the evidence or return a negative COVID-19 result.

Tasmanian residents will be able to isolate in suitable premises if they meet all the eligibility criteria. Non-Tasmanian residents will be required to isolate in a government-managed facility until they can provide the evidence, or are approved to remain in isolation, or return to their point of departure if not approved to enter Tasmania.

Unvaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years and two months and older, will be required to apply to enter Tasmania. If approved, quarantine and other conditions may apply.

Travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status if they want to be considered for exemption from quarantine requirements. If approved, additional conditions will apply.

Registration

Further information about Tasmania’s entry conditions, including evidence requirements and exemption criteria and processes from 15 December 2021, will be provided as available.

Travellers should not attempt to register their travel for 15 December and beyond through the current systems at this stage.

International Travellers

No quarantine is required for fully vaccinated arrivals (12 plus) who have evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours before departure.

International travellers who do not meet the criteria will be required to quarantine for 14 days in government-managed facility.

Vaccinations recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.


80 per cent of eligible people 16 years and older are fully vaccinated

Current status

Domestic travel

Areas in Australia continue to be identified low, medium or high-risk by Tasmanian Public health authorities based on factors such as level of COVID-19 in the community and rates of transmission. Some areas with high case numbers and transmission may be identified as no travel to Tasmania at this stage.

Low risk travellers:

You can enter Tasmania if you have only been in a low-risk area in the 14 days prior to your travel. Travellers register their travel through the Tas e-Travel system.

Medium and high-risk travellers:

Travellers who have spent time in a medium or high-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

Travellers must provide information to help determine their quarantine and border entry requirements. The most effective way of providing this information is through the G2G PASS system.

If approved to enter Tasmania, quarantine will be required in a suitable premises or government-managed quarantine facility.

Eligibility criteria for quarantine at suitable premises include being fully vaccinated (16 years and older unless an exemption applies), having returned a negative result from a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours before departure and having a suitable premises.

There are some designated high-risk local government areas and premises from which travel to Tasmania is not permitted at this time.

International travellers:

Travellers who arrive in Tasmania within 14 days of being overseas (other than direct flights to Australia from the South Island of New Zealand, or approved Australian Antarctic Division travellers), will be required to meet the same requirements as domestic arrivals from high-risk areas, including evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours before their international flight departs.

Only vaccinated Tasmanian residents or travellers with a close family connection to Tasmanian residents, and specialist workers will be approved to enter.

If approved to enter, they will undertake quarantine at a suitable premises if they meet the required criteria, otherwise quarantine will be undertaken at government-managed accommodation.

Those who have completed fewer than seven days quarantine in another jurisdiction will be required to do a full 14 days from arrival in the State.

Those who have already completed seven or more days of quarantine in another jurisdiction will be required to do another seven days in Tasmania as directed by the Deputy State Controller, as long as they transit directly from quarantine to Tasmania.

Unvaccinated residents or specialist workers will not be approved for entry within 14 days of arrival into Australia from overseas. Vaccinations recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

These arrangements do not alter our current approach to international maritime vessels and cruise ships.

Note: International travellers cannot apply yet. Further information will be provided when it is available.