Next Friday, 6 November, Tassie will class New South Wales as a ‘low risk’ state and will be reopening its border to travellers.
Oh hi, good news Wednesday!
Borders are reopening and this time the fab news is that Tasmania has announced that from November 6.
This means that travellers from New South Wales can enter the state – subject to Public Health advice – with no need to quarantine from next Friday.
The news comes 11 days after Tassie gave the green light to ‘low risk’ residents of South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Australia Capital Territory, and New Zealand.
In a statement regarding the annoucement, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said, “Public Health has been monitoring the small number and nature of cases being recorded in NSW and I can announce that it is our intention to classify NSW as a low-risk area and relax our border restrictions with that state from Friday 6th of November.
“This will mean that passengers arriving from NSW will not need to quarantine effective from that date, however, this will be subject to any further advice received from Public Health between now and that date.
“At this stage, we continue to monitor the situation in Victoria, with the aim of easing our border restrictions by the 1st December. But as I’ve always said, we will be responsive to the evolving situation based on public health advice.”
Travel to and from Tassie
All travellers to Tasmania will need to register their details using the Tas e-Travel online registration system. Once this is complete, travellers will receive a unique QR code to show authorities upon arrival.
At Tasmanian airports, all arrivals (domestic and Trans-Tasman) can expect to have a health screening, including a temperature check. If a passenger has symptoms, they will be asked to get a test and isolate until the test results are back.
Tasmanians can now travel to the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, and the ACT, and then return home with no need to quarantine. From 6 November, NSW will be in the reciprocal open borders club too.
However, although Tasmania is open to Western Australia, WA still has a hard border, which means that Tasmanians won’t be able to visit unless they have an exemption.
All travelling Tasmanians are recommended to check each state’s travel rules prior to setting off, as some states require a completed border entry form ahead of time.
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