Travelling to Tasmania's islands

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021 10:01am

Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their arrival into the state. Travellers arriving in Tasmania having travelled from a medium or high-risk area are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival unless granted an exemption. See Coming to Tasmania for more information.

A traveller who is required to quarantine in a government-managed quarantine facility (e.g. a high-risk arrival or a medium-risk arrival without a suitable premises in which to quarantine) must complete their quarantine period on mainland Tasmania, before being allowed to travel to Tasmania’s islands.

Under the Directions in relation to persons arriving in Tasmania, these travellers must not arrive at King Island, Flinders Island or any island in the Furneaux group of islands without the approval of the Deputy State Controller. This is because there are no government-managed quarantine facilities on the islands.

If you arrive on the islands without first completing your quarantine requirement on mainland Tasmania, you:

  • can elect to immediately leave Tasmania; or
  • may be directed to leave the island and travel to mainland Tasmania to complete a 14-day quarantine period in a government-managed quarantine facility.

If you elect to leave Tasmania, you may be required to quarantine on the island or mainland Tasmania until you are able to leave the State. You must comply with any directions for your departure from the island, and your transit to the quarantine location.

If you are directed to complete a 14-day quarantine period in a government-managed quarantine facility on mainland Tasmania, you must comply with any directions for your departure from the island, and your transit to the quarantine location. Once you have completed your 14-day quarantine period on mainland Tasmania, you will be able to return to the island.