What is the difference between the Tas e-Travel and G2G systems?
Anyone travelling to Tasmania needs to provide their contact and travel details before entering the state, to help us manage the risk of COVID-19 at our borders.
There are two online systems in place to streamline this process:
Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas recently can simply register for a Tas e-Travel code, and won’t need to quarantine when they arrive. Travellers from low-risk areas should still be vigilant about symptoms and get tested if they experience any symptoms.
Travellers who have spent time in medium-risk or high-risk areas cannot register for a Tas e-Travel code and should instead make a G2G PASS submission. These travellers will be required to quarantine when they arrive (unless they have an exemption from quarantine).
Why do I need to provide my contact details?
Travellers to Tasmania (including returning residents) need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the state, to help manage the risk of COVID-19.
These details are used to contact travellers with important COVID-19 related updates and public health information, such as changes to Tasmania’s border entry or quarantine requirements.
If required, travellers who register for a Tas e-Travel or G2G PASS may receive regular text message or email updates for 14-days after entering Tasmania, regardless of whether the traveller remains in the state.
If necessary, travellers may also be contacted before arriving in Tasmania.
Why do I need to register each time I travel?
Tasmania’s border restrictions and entry requirements are subject to change at any time based on public health advice regarding COVID-19.
All travellers (including returning Tasmanian residents) need to provide their contact and travel details every time they enter Tasmania to ensure they are up to date and compliant with current restrictions and/or requirements.
Once a Tas e-Travel or G2G PASS has been scanned upon entry to Tasmania it cannot be used a second time, except in the case of people who have been granted Category 3 Essential Traveller status (Transport, freight and logistics) where a 30 day expiry period applies.
All passes will automatically expire if they are not used within 14 days of a traveller’s proposed entry date.
Why do I still need to quarantine from having been at a high risk premises or area when I have been vaccinated against COVID-19?
Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from severe disease from COVID-19 infection.
We are learning more about how effective COVID-19 vaccination is in preventing a person becoming infected with coronavirus and spreading the infection to others.
There isn’t enough evidence for the current Tasmanian border restrictions or public health measures to change for a person who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and had previously received a COVID-19 vaccine.
This means that quarantine is still required for a vaccinated person if they were at a high risk area or interstate high risk premises in the previous 14 days.
Tasmania will continue to review advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and emerging evidence about how effective COVID-19 vaccination is in preventing the spread of infection.
Will I be charged to stay in government-managed accommodation?
People entering mandatory government-managed accommodation are required to pay a fee.
See Quarantine for more information.
What do I do if I am sick while travelling?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, let a member of the airline or ship crew know. If you are in the airport or seaport, contact a Biosecurity Tasmania officer immediately.
What if I’m from overseas and I’m not eligible for Medicare?
Overseas travellers who fall ill with COVID-19 symptoms in Australia (and are not eligible for Medicare) often have health or travel insurance.
For those who do not have adequate insurance coverage, Tasmanian hospitals will waive the costs of treatment. This includes waiving payment and debt recovery procedures for ambulance transfers of people suspected to have COVID-19, who are taken to Tasmanian hospitals for assessment.
These arrangements have been put in place to ensure payment issues are not a barrier for people from overseas with symptoms seeking early medical advice.
Can I still move to Tasmania?
If you are currently in the process of moving to Tasmania from interstate, you may need to quarantine, depending on where you have spent time in the 14 days prior to arriving. Read more about Coming to Tasmania.
If you are required to quarantine and have evidence of Tasmanian residency including evidence that you own or have leased a residential property (see above) you may be able to quarantine at your residence. Quarantine can occur in government-managed accommodation (where a fee can apply) or if approved in a suitable premises. However, as per the quarantine conditions, you will not be able to leave your residence for 14 days and must isolate from all others who you do not live with. While in quarantine you are not permitted to leave the property to purchase supplies, so you should consider whether your new home or approved suitable premise has all the necessary items to quarantine there for 14 days.
If your new residence is not currently ready for you to live there, you will need to complete your 14 days quarantine at a suitable premises or in government-managed accommodation (fees may apply), depending on where you have spent time in the 14 days prior to arrival.
For more information visit Coming to Tasmania