Low-risk areas

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2020 12:51pm

Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine upon arrival.

Based on current Public Health advice, 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 the following:

Transiting through a medium or high-risk area:

  • The traveller transits directly from the low-risk area to an airport or seaport by vehicle, only stopping for fuel.
  • The traveller arrives directly into an airport on a flight and does not leave except to board another flight.
  • The traveller stays overnight in an approved airport hotel, transiting directly from the airport terminal and only leaving the airport hotel to return to the airport terminal.

The registration process involves providing contact details and answering questions about where travellers have spent time prior to arrival. Upon registering, travellers receive a Tas e-Travel QR code that is scanned on arrival in Tasmania. If travellers have not registered online prior to arrival in Tasmania, a written form will need to be completed at the port of arrival. Registrations can submitted a maximum of three (3) days before arrival in Tasmania.

Screening

New processes are in place at Tasmanian airports and seaports to protect the health and safety of visitors and the community. Travellers are asked to be patient as border staff work to ensure their entry to Tasmania is as efficient as possible.

On entry to Tasmania, travellers will be offered health screening, which involves answering COVID-19 symptom questions and having a temperature check. Biosecurity officers will also verify that travellers have not spent time in a medium or high-risk area. Travellers will be encouraged to have a COVID-19 test if they have symptoms or their temperature reading is above the normal range.

Travellers will receive an SMS health check message during their stay in Tasmania.

Travellers should contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for a free COVID-19 test if at any time while in Tasmania they develop:

  • fever (or signs of fever, including chills or night sweats)
  • runny nose
  • cough
  • sore/itchy throat
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell

Border restrictions remain in place for people who have spent time in a medium or high-risk area.

Changes may occur

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.

Visit Coming to Tasmania for the list of current low-risk areas.