Information for travellers

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2022 4:47pm

Travelling to Tasmania

There are currently no COVID-19 entry requirements in place for any travellers to Tasmania, however it is recommended that you do not travel to Tasmania if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have symptoms you should arrange testing at your current location and comply with local requirements.

Travellers can arrive at any air or seaport on mainland Tasmania, King Island, Flinders Island, or any island in the Furneaux group of islands. To prepare for your travel, you can do the following:

  • Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Know how to get tested for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms in Tasmania
  • Have face masks for your travel and to wear if required in Tasmania
  • Keep up to date with the latest information about COVID-19 in Tasmania, including how to assess the current level of risk.

Aircraft

You are no longer required to wear a face mask on domestic aircraft travel in Tasmania but masks remain an important tool to help reduce the spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19 and influenza (flu).

Consider wearing a mask where you cannot physically distance.

Cruise ships

Protocols outlining the requirements for cruise operators and passengers before, during, and after a cruise voyage are in place.

Cruise vessels entering Tasmania will be required to follow the Tasmanian protocols which include best practice measures regarding vaccination, testing, mask wearing, outbreak management and communications. Vessels are also required to adhere to requirements set out in the Eastern Seaboard Cruise Protocols.

Cruise Vessel Reporting Template.

Additional measures may be put in place at any time depending on the risks of COVID-19.

Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania has information for people travelling aboard.

Travelling in Tasmania

COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community. COVID-safe behaviours remain an important part of taking care of each other. We all need to play our part to protect ourselves and take care of the people around us. Find out more about COVID-safe behaviours.

If you test positive to COVID-19 you should stay home or in your accommodation. If you have ongoing respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty breathing) take extra precautions to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

You should also tell your close contacts that you have tested positive. Close contacts should monitor for symptoms and test for COVID-19 if they have any symptoms.

View COVID-19 testing in Tasmania for more information.

Public transport

There is no requirement to wear face masks on all forms of public transport in Tasmania, (including buses, ferries, rideshare and aircraft). However, they are recommended when the risk level is moderate or above.

Keep informed about the risk level in Tasmania.

Testing for travel

People travelling internationally may be required by some airlines and destination countries to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to leaving Australia.

Pre-departure COVID-19 tests are provided by private pathology clinics - Hobart PathologyLaunceston PathologyNorth West Pathology and TML Pathology (Hobart and Launceston) provide a fee-based COVID-19 testing service for international travel.

Concern for family overseas

Australians concerned about family overseas should call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Consular emergency line.