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.
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.
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.
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.