Travelling overseas

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2021 8:48am

Travel to other countries

A travel ban was put in place for all Australians effective 25 March 2020. You will not be able to depart Australia to travel overseas unless exceptions are made by the Australian Government.

See the Smartraveller and Department of Home Affairs websites for more information.

Travel to New Zealand

The New Zealand Government announced that quarantine free travel with Australia for specific states including Tasmania resumed from 11:59 pm (NZT) on Sunday 4 July.

Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand is subject to change. Go to the New Zealand Government website for the latest updates visit quarantine-free travel.

Negative pre-departure COVID-19 tests are now required to enter New Zealand if you have been in Australia for more than 72 hours.

In Tasmania, Hobart Pathology, Launceston Pathology, and North West Pathology and TML Pathology (Hobart and Launceston) provide a fee-based COVID-19 testing service for travel that meets the NZ requirements.

Learn more about pre-departure testing requirements

Travellers should continue to monitor Tasmanian travel alert for high-risk premises or areas notified in New Zealand that may require quarantine or other restrictions on return.

Concern for family overseas

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