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Last Updated: 23 Sep 2021 10:04am

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Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time in the 14 days prior to their day of arrival in Tasmania. The following travel alerts are currently active and apply to people intending to travel and can apply to people already in Tasmania, including returning Tasmanian residents. Please check this page frequently as impacted areas and premises are updated on a continuing basis.

View the current border restrictions interactive map.

New South Wales – travel restricted

Travel to Tasmania from New South Wales is currently heavily restricted.

All of NSW is a high-risk (Level 1) area. High-risk (Level 1) premises and  Local Government Areas are also in place. If you have been at any of the high-risk premises at the dates or times identified or specific Local Government Areas in the 14 days before your travel you cannot travel to Tasmania at this time.

People who have spent time in other areas of NSW in the 14 days before their travel cannot enter Tasmania unless approved, including Tasmanian residents.

If approved, those flying into the State must arrive at Hobart Airport and quarantine must be undertaken in government-designated accommodation in Hobart at their own cost. Arrivals on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry will quarantine at a government-designated hotel in Devonport. You will be required to quarantine even if you transit through NSW by road or rail. Read more about transit rules.

Travellers must provide evidence of having undertaken a COVID-19 test and received a negative result in the 72 hours before they are due to arrive in Tasmania.

Read more about the application and approval process when travelling from a high-risk (level one) area

Do not assume you will be approved to enter Tasmania. Approval is only being provided for exceptional circumstances (including end of life visits) and where there is capacity in hotel quarantine. Currently hotel quarantine accommodation is limited so you may be required to reapply if you cannot be immediately accommodated in hotel quarantine.

It is recommended that you do not make travel bookings until you are approved to enter Tasmania.

Processing of applications – which are made via the G2G PASS system – is being prioritised based on arrival date.

It is an offence – and you will be fined – if you arrive in Tasmania from a high-risk area without prior approval from the State Controller (or Delegate).

Read more about quarantine and how to prepare for travel to Tasmania.

New South Wales - border restrictions

Table 1: Area declared high-risk (level 1) from 12:01am 25 July 2021
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Tasmania
New South Wales
Table 2: Local Government Areas declared high-risk (level 1)
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Tasmania
Fairfield Canterbury-Bankstown Liverpool
Cumberland Blacktown Campbelltown
Georges River Parramatta Penrith
Bayside Burwood Stathfield

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) area

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania - including returning Tasmanians - will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, those flying into the State must arrive at Hobart Airport and quarantine must be undertaken in government-designated accommodation in Hobart at their own cost. Arrivals on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry will quarantine at a government-designated hotel in Devonport.

Travellers must provide evidence of having undertaken a COVID-19 test and received a negative result in the 72 hours before they are due to arrive in Tasmania.

Travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status via the G2G PASS system.

The rules for travellers from low or medium-risk areas transiting through NSW to Tasmania are different to those for other high-risk areas. Read more about transit rules.

Essential Travellers approved before 12.01am Sunday 25 July 2021 under category 3 (transport, freight and logistics) must continue to meet all existing conditions as specified in their G2G PASS. Read more about Essential Traveller conditions.

Home quarantine trial for travellers returning from regional NSW

A new home quarantine trial for travellers returning from regional NSW will run for 28 days from Friday 24 September. For more information, go to Important Community Updates.

High-risk (Level 1) Local Government Areas

There are a number of local government areas in NSW with high case numbers and high levels of transmission.

Travellers who have been in these LGAs in the 14 days prior to their travel to Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania at this time.

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in NSW have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers currently in Tasmania who have been in NSW on or since 26 June are asked to check the below list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check the webpage regularly, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited the premises listed but develop any symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.


Victoria - border restrictions

Victoria is a high-risk (Level 2) area. High-risk (Level 1) premises are also in place.

Table 1: Area declared high-risk (level 2) from 8pm 5 August 2021
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Tasmania
Victoria

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) area

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) area during the period specified in the above table - including returning Tasmanians - will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

Tasmanian residents can apply for Essential Traveller status. If approved, quarantine is required and can be undertaken in a suitable premises if available, otherwise in a government-designated accommodation at their own cost.

Travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status via the G2G PASS system. If you are approved and sent a G2G PASS, you should regularly check this page as the situation is evolving.

Essential Traveller status will not be granted to anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) premises at the specified dates and times. This includes Tasmanian residents.

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in Victoria have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers currently in Tasmania should monitor their health and if they develop even mild cold or flu-like symptoms, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a COVID-19 test.

Travellers are also asked to check the list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check the webpage regularly, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited any of the premises listed but develop symptoms of COVID-19 contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.


New Zealand - border restrictions

New Zealand is a high-risk (level 2) area. High-risk (level 1) premises are also in place.

Table 1: Area declared high-risk (level 2) from 3pm 18 August 2021
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Tasmania
New Zealand

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) area

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) area during the period specified in the above table - including returning Tasmanians - will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

Tasmanian residents can apply for Essential Traveller status. If approved, quarantine is required and can be undertaken in a suitable premises if available, otherwise in a government-designated accommodation at their own cost.

Travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status via the G2G PASS system. If you are approved and sent a G2G PASS, you should regularly check this page as the situation is evolving.

Essential Traveller status will not be granted to anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) premises at the specified dates and times. This includes Tasmanian residents.

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in New Zealand have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers are asked to check the list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check this webpage regularly for updates, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited the premises listed but develop any symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the hotline to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.


Australian Capital Territory  - border restrictions

The Australian Capital Territory is a high-risk (Level 2) area. High-risk (Level 1) premises are also in place.

Table 1: Area declared high-risk (level 2) from 5pm 12 August 2021
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time on or since August 5 prior to their arrival in Tasmania
Australian Capital Territory

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) area

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) area during the period specified in the above table - including returning Tasmanians - will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

Tasmanian residents can apply for Essential Traveller status. If approved, quarantine is required and can be undertaken in a suitable premises if available, otherwise in a government-designated accommodation at their own cost.

Travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status via the G2G PASS system. If you are approved and sent a G2G PASS, you should regularly check this page as the situation is evolving.

Essential Traveller status will not be granted to anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) premises at the specified dates and times. This includes Tasmanian residents.

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in the ACT have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers are asked to check the list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check this webpage regularly for updates, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited the premises listed but develop any symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the hotline to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.


South Australia - high-risk premises

South Australia remains low-risk apart from:

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in South Australia have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers are asked to check the list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check the webpage regularly, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited the premises listed but develop any symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.

View SA high-risk premises


Queensland - high-risk premises

Queensland remains low-risk apart from:

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in Queensland have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers are asked to check the list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check the webpage regularly, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited the premises listed but develop any symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.

View Queensland high-risk premises


Western Australia - high-risk premises

Western Australia remains low-risk apart from:

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in Western Australia have been declared high-risk (Level 1) as they were visited by people with COVID-19.

Travellers who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) location at the specified dates and times listed below will not be permitted to travel to Tasmania.

Advice for people in Tasmania

Travellers are asked to check the list of high-risk premises regularly.

Anyone who has spent time at any of the high-risk premises at the specified dates and times must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.

As the situation is evolving, travellers should check the webpage regularly, monitor their health and call the Public Health Hotline to book a test if they have even mild symptoms.

If you have not visited the premises listed but develop any symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a test.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the last 14 days must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health. This includes all aged care workers, staff and visitors. See Aged care facility visits for more information.

Any person who arrived in Tasmania, who is subject to quarantine under the Emergency Management Act 2006 (G2G PASS) and returns a negative test, must remain in quarantine and comply with the conditions in their G2G PASS.

View Western Australia high-risk premises


Medium-risk areas

Travellers who have only spent time in medium-risk areas in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are required to quarantine in a suitable premises. If suitable premises are not available, travellers may be required to quarantine in government-designated 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.

There are currently no medium-risk areas.