Travel changes

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2021 11:14am

People in quarantine at a suitable premises:

This information is for people currently undergoing quarantine at suitable premises.

Tasmania is changing its COVID-19 entry conditions on Wednesday 15 December 2021.  Areas in Australia and overseas will be re-designated as low, high, or extreme-risk areas. You can view the risk area designations that will apply from 15 December at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/risk-areas-15-december.

If you are fully vaccinated, and all the areas you spent time in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania have been re-designated as low-risk areas, you can leave quarantine from 12:01am on 15 December 2021.

If any of the areas you attended in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania remain as, or have been re-designated to, high-risk areas, you can leave quarantine from 12:01am on 15 December 2021 if you have a negative result from a COIVD-19 PCR test taken while in quarantine in Tasmania. If you entered quarantine on or after 12 December 2021 and have not been tested at this stage, you can use evidence of your pre-departure negative test result instead.

If you are not fully vaccinated you must complete a minimum of 5 days of quarantine (day of arrival = day 0) if you have spent time in a low or high-risk area s in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania. If you have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken in Tasmania during your quarantine period, you can depart quarantine from 12:01am on 15 December 2021.

NOTE anyone who has spent time in extreme-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania you must complete a minimum of 7 days of quarantine (day of arrival = day 0) even if you are fully vaccinated.  If you have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken in Tasmania during your quarantine period, and have spent at least 7 days in quarantine, you can leave quarantine from 12:01am on 15 December 2021.

If, after reading the above information, you believe you are eligible to leave quarantine on or after 15 December 2021, you need to have evidence of your vaccination status and/or negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Be prepared to provide this evidence to Tasmania Police if requested. Leaving quarantine without sufficient evidence of vaccination and/or testing may result in a fine being issued.

Children under 12 years and 2 months old, and anyone with evidence of medical exemption from vaccination, will be treated as though they are fully vaccinated.

See www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/15-december for more information on testing requirements.

Essential travellers:

This information is for essential travellers currently complying with Schedule 4 of the Arrivals Directions.

Tasmania is changing its COVID-19 entry conditions on Wednesday 15 December 2021.  Areas in Australia and overseas will be re-designated as low, high, or extreme-risk areas. You can view the risk area designations that will apply from 15 December at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/risk-areas-15-december.

If you are fully vaccinated, and all the areas you spent time in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania have been re-designated as low-risk areas, you can cease complying with Schedule 4 from 12:01am on 15 December 2021.

If any of the areas you attended in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania remain as, or have been re-designated to, high-risk areas, you can cease complying with Schedule 4 from 12:01am on 15 December 2021 if you have a negative result from a COIVD-19 PCR test taken while in Tasmania. If you entered Tasmania on or after 12 December 2021 and have not been tested at this stage, you can use evidence of your pre-departure negative test result instead.

If you are not fully vaccinated you must comply with Schedule 4 for a minimum of 5 days (day of arrival = day 0) if you have spent time in a low or high-risk area s in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania. If you have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken during your time in Tasmania, you can cease complying with Schedule 4 from 12:01am on 15 December 2021.

NOTE anyone who has spent time in extreme-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania must complete a minimum of 7 days of quarantine (day of arrival = day 0) even if you are fully vaccinated.  If you have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken in Tasmania during your quarantine period, and have spent at least 7 days in quarantine, you can leave quarantine from 12:01am on 15 December 2021. Essential travellers who have been in extreme-risk areas will not be exempted from quarantine.

If, after reading the above information, you believe you are eligible to cease complying with Schedule 4 on or after 15 December 2021, you need to have evidence of your vaccination status and/or negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Be prepared to provide this evidence to Tasmania Police if requested. Ceasing to comply with Schedule 4 without sufficient evidence of vaccination and/or testing may result in a fine being issued.

Children under 12 years and 2 months old, and anyone with evidence of medical exemption from vaccination, will be treated as though they are fully vaccinated.

See www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/15-december for more information on testing requirements.