Coming to Tasmania

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2020 5:36pm

South Australia is currently classified as a medium-risk area (along with Victoria).

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are required to quarantine. There are exemptions for Essential Travellers.

Quarantine can be undertaken in a suitable premises or in government-designated quarantine. If you do not have suitable premises contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for accommodation to be arranged. A quarantine fee will not apply in these circumstances.

Travellers from medium-risk areas can provide information about an intended quarantine location via the G2G pass system. For more information about suitable premises visit medium-risk areas webpage.

Travellers are no longer required to self-isolate if they arrived in Tasmania before 5:30pm on 16 November and had spent time in South Australia in the previous 14 days.

Travellers in this category, currently self-isolating, and not experiencing symptoms or awaiting COVID-19 test results can now end their self-isolation period.

However, if waiting for a COVID-19 test result please stay in self-isolation until you get a negative result. This decision is based on the latest information showing extensive testing in South Australia over the past week has not detected any wider transmission occurring in the SA community during the week before 16 November.

Travellers who spent time in South Australia in the 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania and who arrived after 5:30pm on 16 November are required to remain in quarantine until they have completed 14 days quarantine or advised otherwise by Public Health.

If experiencing symptoms, contact the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738 and advise that you are currently in quarantine.

Travellers in quarantine can choose to leave Tasmania if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If leaving Tasmania, travellers need to travel straight to a port of departure, without stopping on the way. Private transport should be used if possible. If using public transport, travellers should wear a mask and practice good hand hygiene. For further information, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Three premises have been identified as significant risk.

Anyone who visited the premises below are asked to call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a COVID-19 test. Advise the Public Health Hotline that you are in self-isolation and have been at one of the identified premises.

  • Dined in, had take-away or a delivery from the Woodville Pizza Bar, Woodville in South Australia at any time between November 6 and 16.
  • Were at The Aquadome, Elizabeth in South Australia between 11am and 1:30pm on Saturday November 14.
  • Were at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale in South Australia between 5:30pm Friday 13 November and 8:00am Saturday 14 November.

Please be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing through the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 if you have any symptoms, even mild.

Please be aware that the COVID-19 situation can change at any time, requiring restrictions or other measures to be put in place. Travellers should continue to monitor the latest situation at all times prior to travel.

As of Friday 27 November 2020 Victoria is classified as a low-risk area.

Public Health has classified Victoria as a low-risk area from Friday 27 November 2020.

Travellers who have only spent time in Victoria or other current low-risk areas, in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania will not have to quarantine.

People arriving in Tasmania from Victoria from this date should now register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system to receive a Tas e-Travel QR code.

Anyone who is in quarantine based on time spent in Victoria will be able to end their quarantine on Friday 27 November.

South Australia currently remains a medium-risk area. Further advice will be provided in relation to South Australia later this week.

Travelling from low-risk areas

Low-risk areas are:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • New Zealand

Travellers who have only spent time in a low-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania do not need to quarantine when they arrive.

These travellers can register their travel and contact details through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three (3) days before they arrive.

Travellers from low-risk areas may transit directly through medium risk areas on their way directly to Tasmania if they comply with certain criteria. For more information, visit Low-risk areas.

Click here to complete a Tas e-Travel registration.

Travelling from medium-risk areas

Medium risk areas are:

  • South Australia

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania will need to quarantine, either in a suitable premises or in government-designated accommodation (fees apply).

These travellers must provide information about their intended quarantine location.

The most effective way of doing this is through the G2G PASS system.

Travellers are encouraged to make their G2G PASS submission at least three (3) business days before arrival and not more than 14 days before travel.

If the travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons, travellers may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.

For more information, visit Medium-risk areas.

Click here to make a G2G PASS submission.

Travelling from high-risk areas

High-risk areas are:

  • Overseas (other than New Zealand)
  • Cruise ships

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk domestic area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania must quarantine in government-designated accommodation (fees apply).

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk overseas area (excluding New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 28 days prior to arriving in Tasmania require pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter Tasmania and will be required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation upon arrival (fees can apply).

Travellers from overseas and who have already completed 14 days in government-designated quarantine in another Australian jurisdiction may apply to the Deputy State Controller to be exempt from the additional 14 day quarantine requirement upon arrival in Tasmania– see High-risk areas - Overseas for more details.

Travellers from high-risk areas must provide information to help determine their quarantine and border entry requirements. The most effective way of doing this is through the G2G PASS system.

If the travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons, travellers may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.

Travellers are encouraged to make their G2G PASS submission at least three (3) business days before arrival and not more than 14 days before travel.

For more information, visit High-risk areas.

Click here to make a G2G PASS submission.

Stay up to date

The COVID-19 situation can change at any time, meaning Tasmania’s border restrictions and entry requirements could change at short notice. Please stay up to date and check the latest information before you travel.