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Coming to Tasmania? Register your travel
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 at Tasmania’s borders.
Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival.
High-risk areas can require either quarantine in a government-managed quarantine facility (level 1) or a suitable premises (level 2).
If you have spent time in medium or high-risk areas, please read the latest information before making a G2G PASS submission.
Anytime you intend to visit an airport you should carry a face mask with you and wear it as required (unless exempt) – find out more at face masks.
Travelling from low-risk areas
- Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas listed above in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
- Travellers can register their travel and contact details through the Tas e-Travel system no more than one day before they arrive. This helps ensure declarations about previous travel are as up-to-date as possible, especially while new high-risk premises are being regularly identified in other jurisdictions.
- Travellers from low-risk areas are permitted to transit directly though medium and high-risk areas without being subject to quarantine requirements on arrival under specific conditions – see low-risk areas for more details.
Travelling from medium-risk areas
- Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are required to quarantine, in a suitable premises for 14 days. If you cannot nominate suitable premises, you may be required to quarantine in government-managed quarantine facility (fees may apply).
- The most effective way of providing information about an intended quarantine location is via the G2G pass system. Applications should be submitted at least five (5) business days - and not more than seven (7) days - before you plan to travel to Tasmania.
- Travellers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania and whose travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons may request a full or partial exemption from quarantine, by submitting an Essential Traveller application.
Read more about medium-risk areas, including suitable quarantine premises.
Travelling from high-risk areas – domestic
Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area within Australia in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller.
- Travellers from high-risk areas must provide information to help determine their quarantine and border entry requirements. The most effective way of providing this information is through the G2G PASS system.
- If approved to enter Tasmania, quarantine will be required in a government-managed quarantine facility (if the traveller has been to a Level 1 area or premises) or a suitable premises (if the traveller has only been to a Level 2 area or premises)
Read more about high-risk areas, including travelling to Tasmania’s Islands and quarantine requirements.
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.
Travelling from high-risk areas - overseas and cruise ships
- Travellers who arrive in Australia from overseas (other than direct flights to Australia from New Zealand, or approved Australian Antarctic Division travellers), must complete quarantine in a government-managed quarantine facility at the first port/airport of arrival (e.g. Sydney). Travellers are not permitted to transit to Tasmania until that period of quarantine has been completed.
- Travellers who complete 14 days quarantine in interstate government-managed quarantine facility after arriving in Australia from overseas, do not need to quarantine on arrival in Tasmania.
- This applies to a person who travels to Tasmania on the same day that they exit interstate quarantine (day 14).
- For information purposes, you will be asked what countries you have spent time in the last 28 days and where you completed your Australian quarantine through the Tas e-Travel process
- Please note - if the area where you exit quarantine is listed as medium or high-risk by Tasmanian Public Health Services, and you spend time in this area, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Tasmania. This does not apply if you “transit directly” through that area to an airport or seaport in order to travel to Tasmania. Visit transit directly for more information on what is considered “direct transit”.
- Travellers who have been overseas (other than low risk areas in New Zealand, or approved Australian Antarctic Division travellers) or on a cruise ship in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania, must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Tasmania.
- Overseas arrivals must also have two COVID-19 tests while in quarantine – the first will occur within 48 hours of arrival, and the second will be on or soon after day 12 of quarantine.
- Travellers who have spent time overseas (other than low risk areas in New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 14 days prior to arriving in Tasmania require pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter Tasmania.
- The most effective way of seeking this pre-approval is to make a G2G PASS submission under ‘Category 8: Other persons, or classes of persons, approved by the Deputy State Controller’.
Arriving in Australia from overseas
Read more about high-risk areas overseas and cruise ships.
Travelling directly to Tasmania from overseas
In some circumstances, 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. However, you cannot treat a Tasmanian airport as a transit point between a high-risk area and another mainland Australia destination, regardless of whether you intend to leave the airport or not. You will not be approved to enter Tasmania for this purpose. 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).
Changes may occur
The COVID-19 situation can change at any time, meaning Tasmania’s border restrictions and entry requirements could change at short notice. Please stay up to date and check the latest information before travelling. Read about how to prepare for the uncertainties of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.