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Last Updated: 01 Jul 2021 5:11pm

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Are you ready for Tassie travel?

A range of measures are in place in Tasmania to help keep everyone, travellers and locals alike, safe from COVID-19. Please be aware of the following requirements and follow any advice you receive from Public Health and other authorities.

For more information on COVID-19 call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Entry at the border and Travel Alerts

Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where travellers have spent time in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania. All people coming to Tasmania, including returning residents must register their travel via the Tas e-Travel system. Areas and premises outside Tasmania may be assessed as either low, medium or high-risk based on Tasmanian Public Health advice. People who have been in medium or high-risk areas and premises are subject to different border entry conditions. Restrictions can range from not being permitted to travel to Tasmania at the current time to only being allowed to enter if approved as an Essential Traveller, in which case quarantine and other restrictions can apply.

It’s important to know that border entry conditions are subject to change and  the classification of premises and areas outside Tasmania as either medium or high-risk can occur rapidly. Once a change occurs this can impact entry restrictions or requirements on arrival in Tasmania. The best way to stay prepared is to be aware of the COVID situation both in the jurisdiction you are coming from (i.e. the place you have spent time interstate) and how Tasmania is responding to potential COVID-19 cases in that area. The Coming to Tasmania page is a good starting point for keeping across this and, for registering via Tas e-Travel.

Once you have already arrived in Tasmania, new travel alerts about areas outside Tasmania can still affect you. If an area or premises outside Tasmania becomes classified as medium or high-risk after you have arrived in Tasmania, you may be directed by Tasmanian Public Health (via text, email or phone) to check where you have spent time in the last 14 days. If you have been in any medium/high-risk premises or areas, you may be directed to self-isolate or get tested for COVID-19. Active Travel Alerts are published online and updated frequently, stay up to date.

Tas e-Travel QR code

Register via Tas e-Travel no more than 24 hours before your arrival. Have your QR code ready for scanning when you arrive in Tasmania and leave the plane or ship. If any of the information you provide in your registration has changed, you must tell a Biosecurity Tasmania officer.

Face masks

People aged 12 years and older must wear a face mask at airports and on planes, and at the Spirit of Tasmania terminal and on board the vessel. Read more about when face masks are required in Tasmania.

Download the Check In Tas app

You must use the free Check in TAS app when you visit a range of businesses, venues and organisations whilst out and about in Tasmania. Find out more about the Check in TAS app and download it before you arrive in Tasmania.

Collecting a few simple details about the places people visit and the time they arrive at those locations provides a COVID-safety benefit to both individuals, businesses and the broader community. If there is a COVID-19 case in the community, Public Health contact tracers can quickly identify places and people who may have been impacted and take action to help stop the spread.

If you don’t have a smartphone or aren’t able to use the app, someone else from your group can check in for you, or venue staff can check you in.

Data is only stored for 28 days securely by the Department of Health. It is permanently deleted every 28 days.

Getting tested for COVID-19

If you develop any cold or flu symptoms, no matter how mild, it is important to get tested for COVID-19. There are free testing clinics available at a range of locations in Tasmania. Check the latest information about testing and the list of clinics available if you develop any symptoms. You should also self-isolate whilst waiting to get your test and whilst awaiting the results. To arrange a test, phone the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Information about other jurisdictions

Like Tasmania, other states, territories and countries (NZ) also have restrictions and border entry conditions in place. This includes systems for travellers to register their details upon arrival and information that travellers need to know. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the restrictions and guidelines in place at your destination.

Please see the following relevant government websites: