Medium-risk areas

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2021 3:31pm

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Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are required to quarantine, either in a suitable premises or in government-managed quarantine (fees can apply).

The most effective way of providing information about an intended quarantine location is via the G2G pass system. Where possible, travellers are encouraged to do this at least three (3) business days before arrival and not more than 14 days before travel.

A new G2G PASS registration is required each time a person travels to Tasmania. For more information visit Travel FAQs.


Travelling to Tasmania’s islands

Any travellers from medium-risk areas who do not have suitable premises to isolate in (and who must isolate in government accommodation) must not travel to Tasmania’s Islands e.g. King Island, Flinders Islands or others in the Furneaux group of islands without the approval of the Deputy State Controller. For more information see Travelling to Tasmania’s islands.

For more details on what is classified as a suitable premises see suitable premises.

Essential Travellers

Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania and whose travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.

Essential Travellers are subject to conditions which can include quarantine, testing or providing evidence of testing and monitoring their health.

Read more about the Essential Traveller process.


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 have their temperature checked. Biosecurity officers also scan each person’s Tas e-Travel or G2G PASS QR codes and verify that travellers have not spent time in a medium or high-risk area, and are not required to be in isolation interstate. If a traveller has not completed the relevant forms, they will be required to do so on arrival. Travellers are encouraged to have a COVID-19 test if they have symptoms or their temperature reading is above the normal range.

Travellers with symptoms are encouraged to have a COVID-19 test.

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

Changes may occur

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 travelling. Read about how to prepare for the uncertainties of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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