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Last Updated: 29 Nov 2021 8:40am

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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. Local Government Areas are also in place. If you have been at any of the 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.

Approved Essential 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.

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:

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) Entry approval not being provided at this time
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Tasmania
Moree Plains

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

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

Travellers who have spent time been a high-risk (Level 1) area in the 14 days prior to their travel to Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, quarantine is required and must be undertaken in government-managed quarantine facility at their own cost. Other conditions also apply.

A home quarantine option is available for eligible Tasmanian residents returning as Essential Travellers under category 8. If approved residents will be able to home quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises. For details and criteria see Tasmanian residents home quarantine option.

Approved Essential 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.

Approval to enter the state 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 is being prioritised based on arrival date.

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 Local Government Area. This includes Tasmanian residents.

Travellers from low or medium-risk areas transiting through NSW to Tasmania will be subject to quarantine requirements according to the high-risk (level 1) rating of NSW. This means anyone who travels through NSW by road or rail, even if only stopping for fuel, will be considered to have spent time in a high-risk (level 1) area. Read the quarantine requirements for high-risk areas.

The only exception is transit through Sydney Airport by air (not road, rail or sea), although this is being reviewed by Public Health. Read more about transit rules.

High-risk (Level 1) Local Government Area

The Local Government Area(s) specified in Table 2 have high case numbers and high levels of transmission.

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

Advice for people in Tasmania

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.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area 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 - travel restricted

Travel to Tasmania from Victoria is currently restricted.

All of Victoria is a high-risk (Level 1) area.

People who have spent time in Victoria in the 14 days before their travel, including Tasmanian residents, cannot enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, quarantine is required and must be undertaken in a government-managed quarantine facility at their own cost. Other conditions also apply. Tasmanian residents can apply to home quarantine – conditions apply see Tasmanian residents home quarantine option.

Approved Essential 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. If you are approved and sent a G2G PASS, you should regularly check this page as the situation is evolving.

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

Processing of applications 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:

Victoria – border restrictions

Table 1: Area declared high-risk (Level 1) from 12:01 am 14 October 2021– approval required to enter
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 1) area - Victoria

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk (Level 1) area in the 14 days prior to their travel to Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, quarantine is required and must be undertaken in government-managed quarantine facility at their own cost. Other conditions also apply.

A home quarantine option is available for eligible Tasmanian residents returning as Essential Travellers under category 8. If approved residents will be able to home quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises. For details and criteria see Tasmanian residents home quarantine option.

Travellers must also 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.

Approval to enter the state 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 is being prioritised based on arrival date.

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.

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 certain conditions. Read more about transit rules.

Advice for people in Tasmania

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.

Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk area 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

Table 1: Area 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
New Zealand North Island

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

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

Travellers who have spent time been a high-risk (Level 1) area in the 14 days prior to their travel to Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, quarantine is required and must be undertaken in government-managed quarantine facility at their own cost. Other conditions also apply.

A home quarantine option is available for eligible Tasmanian residents returning as Essential Travellers under category 8. If approved residents will be able to home quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises. For details and criteria see Tasmanian residents home quarantine option.

Approved Essential Travellers must also 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.

Approval to enter the state 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 is being prioritised based on arrival date.

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.

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 certain conditions. Read more about transit rules.

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 12:01am 20 November 2021 - approval required to enter
Affects intending travellers who have been in a declared area at any time in the 14 days 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 in the 14 days prior to their travel to Tasmania will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveller.

If approved, quarantine is required and can be undertaken in a suitable premises if available, otherwise in a government-managed quarantine facility at their own cost. Other conditions also apply.

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.

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 certain conditions. Read more about transit rules.

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 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.


South Australia - high-risk premises

South Australia remains low-risk apart from:

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


Northern Territory - high-risk premises

Northern Territory remains low-risk apart from:

Advice for people wanting to travel to Tasmania

High-risk (Level 1) premises

A number of premises in Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory 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 a government-managed quarantine facility (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.