Today is the day Tassie officially opens its borders to the people of New South Wales, labelling the state as ‘low risk’ with no need to quarantine.
Today, residents of South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Australia Capital Territory, New Zealand and New South Wales can enter Tasmania with no need to quarantine.
The Tasmanian Government hopes, subject to public health advice, to open the border to Victorian travellers by December 1.
This means even more families can be reunited before Christmas and both business and leisure travel can resume.
Let’s all raise a glass of fine Tasmanian wine to that!
A rise in Tassie bookings
According to a report by the ABC, tourism businesses that rely on the interstate market say they are getting increasing amounts of bookings from around the country.
Pieter van der Woude, the owner of Tasmanian Boat Charters which operates guided expedition cruises to Port Davey said that because of the coronavirus, they had to close down early but are feeling positive for the next season as people are rebooking, which helps them “a hell of a lot”.
“Since the opening up again we’ve had a 67 per cent increase in conversions from inquiries and our inquiries have actually doubled in the last couple of weeks, it’s been fantastic.”
Pieter van der Woude
Boasting stunning scenery, fresh air, immersive natural experiences, and exceptional food and wine, it’s not too surprising that Aussies are rushing to book their Tassie summer holiday.
Tourism in Tasmania is expected to boom with new bookings from Western Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales.
Let’s hope that these businesses will get back on their feet in no time.
So what do I have to do to be able to travel?
Travellers who have only spent time in a low-risk area (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, WA, & NZ) in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine.
People entering from these areas will need to register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system a maximum of three days before arrival in Tasmania.
Then, all that’s left to do is be responsible and enjoy the beauty and culture of Tasmania.
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