The Premier has today announced that Tasmania’s border, which was due to open to SA, WA and NT travellers this Friday, 7 August, will now not occur and will remain closed to all jurisdictions (including QLD, ACT, NSW and VIC) until at least 31 August.
He noted that the announcement is based on health advice, the uncertainty in Victoria and the impacts on other states. The Government continues to monitor and review the situation in other states on a daily basis.
From 7 August 2020, travellers from Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory will be permitted to travel to Tasmania. These states have been identified because they currently have no community transmission of COVID-19 and have low or no case numbers. NB: At this time WA has not yet opened its borders to returning travellers – effectively meaning holiday makers from WA are not yet able to travel without quarantine on return.
Travellers from these states (by air and sea) will be subject to a health check on entry. If travellers are unwell or have symptoms, they will be required to have a COVID-19 test. Everyone coming to Tasmania must register to travel using G2G PASS. You can read more about these requirements at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au
An update will be provided on 7 August 2020 on possible timeframes and dates to relax restrictions with Queensland, NSW and the ACT, based on public health advice and the situation in those states and territories. However, borders will not open to them before the 14th of August 2020. Borders are expected to remain closed to Victorians for some time yet and our thoughts continue to be with Victorians as they work to contain the spread of the virus.
Tasmania’s Premier today confirmed Tasmania’s borders will remain closed to non-essential visitors pending a review on 24th July 2020.
Border restrictions to remain in place until at least 31st July 2020.
The Tasmanian Government has indicated it will review current travel restrictions related to Covid-19 on 15th May 2020. At this time we will update our website to reflect any new policy.
EXISTING CUSTOMERS TRAVELLING FROM JUNE 1 2020
NEW BOOKINGS MADE FROM MAY 1 2020
CANCELLATIONS AND AMENDMENT FEES
TasVacations standard amendment fee (once a deposit has been paid) is $50 per amendment. As a consequence of Covid-19, TasVacations has relaxed this condition and will provide FREE amendments for all bookings until 30 June 2021.
TRAVEL PROGRAMME CANCELLATION
TasVacations reserves the right to cancel tour programmes prior to departure for reasons which are beyond the control of the company such as industrial disputes or the inability of a supplier to deliver services. In this event, TasVacations will refund monies paid prior to cancellation less any charges imposed by other contractors and charges incurred by TasVacations.
As a result of the recent events surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and acknowledging travel-related uncertainties for the foreseeable future we have updated our booking conditions and cancellation policies to adapt to the constantly evolving nature of this pandemic. This update takes effect immediately and applies to all forward travel bookings from midnight 30th March 2020.
We have taken the approach to cancel all travel booked through TasVacations from 30th March 2020 until 31st May 2020. We will reconsider this period as the situation surrounding COVID-19 progresses.
Federal and State Governments closed borders within Australia and mandated that all travellers into Tasmania will be required to enter a Government controlled isolation venue for a period of 14 days.
We have no indication at this stage as to how long these travel restrictions will be in place. We will be reviewing the recommendations of our state government as updates come to hand and will in turn pass on whatever details we have to our trade partners and clients.
In response to Conronavirus (COVID-19) the Tasmanian Government declared a state of emergency for Tasmania and announced that as of midnight 20 March 2020 all "non essential" interstate and international travellers to Tasmania will need to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.