TasVacations response to COVID-19

19th January 2021

With the situation in Queensland improving, the Greater Brisbane area will be classified as medium risk effective immediately, in line with public health advice.

This means that travellers from the Greater Brisbane area are allowed to come to Tasmania, but will still be required to quarantine either at a suitable residence, or in Government accommodation, at their own expense.

Public Health will continue to monitor the situation in Queensland closely and subject to the situation in Brisbane continuing to improve, by the end of the week, Greater Brisbane could return to being classified as low risk, meaning a return to unrestricted travel.

The Greater Sydney area and Wollongong LGA will remain classified as medium risk for the time being, given the number of locally acquired cases seen yesterday in particular and the need to be confident that there aren’t any further undetected cases circulating in the community.

The situation in both states will be reviewed again this coming Friday.

All restrictions have also now been lifted from Victorian hotspots, meaning that all travellers from that State are now classified as low-risk and can enter Tasmania without quarantine.

Additionally, from this Friday, a Public Health Direction that face masks be worn on commercial flights in Tasmanian airspace, both from interstate and within the State, and at airports will come into force.

13th January 2021

Travellers to Tasmania, including returning residents, need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the state, to help manage the risk of COVID-19 at Tasmania’s borders.

Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival.

Areas are assessed as either low, medium or high-risk based on Public Health advice. Medium to high-risk areas currently include parts of QLD, NSW and VIC.

For more information please visit: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania

1st December 2020

Important information for travellers from South Australia:

Public Health has advised that South Australia (SA) will be classified as a low-risk area from Thursday 3 December 2020.

Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine with the exception of people who have been to certain premises or locations that have been identified by SA Health as posing high risk. These places will be specified by the Director of Public Health and further information will be released later today (Tuesday 1 December).

Anyone who is in quarantine based on time spent in SA will be able to end their quarantine on 3 December.

People arriving in Tasmania from SA from 3 December should now register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system to receive a Tas e-Travel QR code.

Overseas (excluding New Zealand) and cruise ships remain classified as high-risk areas.

27th November 2020

Travellers to Tasmania need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the state, to help manage the risk of COVID-19 at Tasmania’s borders.

Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival.
Areas are assessed as either low, medium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.

Low-risk areas are ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, VIC, WA and NZ. If you are travelling from one of these low-risk areas you can register your travel via the Tas e-Travel system.

Travellers who have spent time (during the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania) in South Australia (medium-risk) will still be required to quarantine upon arrival in Tasmania, but may be permitted to undertake their quarantine at home or approved suitable premises. The most effective way of registering your intended quarantine location is through the G2G PASS system.

Travellers from a high-risk domestic area (in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania) must quarantine in government-designated accommodation upon arrival (fees may apply). Those travellers who have spent time in a high-risk overseas area (excluding New Zealand) or on a cruise ship in the 28 days prior to arriving in Tasmania require pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter Tasmania. For more information about quarantine requirements see High-risk areas - Overseas. All travellers from high-risk areas must provide information to help determine their quarantine and border entry requirements, the most effective way of doing this is through the G2G PASS system.

18th November 2020

Low-risk areas are ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, WA and NZ. If you are travelling from one of these low-risk areas you can register your travel via the Tas e-Travel system.

Victoria (VIC) and South Australia (SA) are classified as medium risk areas.

Travellers who have spent time in VIC or SA during the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania, are required to quarantine upon arrival in Tasmania, but may be permitted to undertake their quarantine at home or approved suitable premises. The G2G pass system is the most effective way to provide information about an intended quarantine location.

Travellers currently in self-isolation or quarantine due to having spent time in South Australia since Saturday 7 November 2020 can choose to leave the State if they aren’t experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Travellers choosing to leave Tasmania need to travel straight to a port of departure, without stopping on the way. Private transport should be used if possible. If using public transport, travellers should wear a mask and practice good hand hygiene. For further information, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Travellers choosing to stay in Tasmania should continue to self-isolate/quarantine until further notice.
Pending Public Health advice, Victoria will be classified as a Low-risk Area from November 27.

27th October 2020

Subject to Public Health advice, NSW will be classified as a low-risk area from Friday 6 November 2020. People intending to travel from NSW from this date can submit their registration a maximum of three (3) days before arrival in Tasmania.

To register your travel and contact details visit Tas e-Travel.

2nd October 2020

Tasmania’s Premier has just announced today that Tasmania will open to safe jurisdictions on 26 October 2020, including SA, WA, QLD, ACT, NT and NSW.*

*NSW will continue to be closely assessed during the next week but border access from NSW is likely pending further review.

TasVacations welcomes this news for the benefit of all travellers – whether it be for visiting friends, family, business or holiday travel. We look forward to once again welcoming visitors to Tasmania!

19th October 2020

The Premier has today confirmed that Tasmania is on track to ease border restrictions to the low risk jurisdictions of SA, WA, NT, QLD, and ACT on 26 October.

Travellers will be required to register prior to travel via a new Tas e-travel system which will allow travellers to be contacted with COVID-19 updates and information if required. Further information on the Tas e-travel system will available on the coronavirus website this Friday.

Anyone who has spent time in high risk areas will still have to apply to enter Tasmania via the G2G system.

The government is continuing to monitor the situation in NSW and is hopeful that border restrictions can be eased in early November.

More information on coming to Tasmania will be updated on www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

2nd October 2020

Tasmania’s Premier has just announced today that Tasmania will open to safe jurisdictions on 26 October 2020, including SA, WA, QLD, ACT, NT and NSW.*

*NSW will continue to be closely assessed during the next week but border access from NSW is likely pending further review.

TasVacations welcomes this news for the benefit of all travellers – whether it be for visiting friends, family, business or holiday travel. We look forward to once again welcoming visitors to Tasmania!

18th August 2020

The Premier has announced that Tasmania's borders will stay closed with restrictions remaining in place until at least 1 December 2020. This decision is based on advice from Public Health, the Department of Health and the State Control Centre.

The Premier also announced a $7.5 million program to support industry which includes travel incentives to encourage Tasmanians to stay midweek in accommodation or to purchase a tourism experience for any day of the week.

Local businesses will also be encouraged to conduct overnight or off-site conferences, meetings and team building workshops around Tasmania.

In addition, the Tasmanian Government will provide $1.5 million funding to enable schools to conduct educational excursions to Tasmania's tourism, parks or heritage sites.

3rd August 2020

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.

24th July 2020

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.

10th July 2020

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.

30th April 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.

30th March 2020

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.

27th March 2020

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.


Tasmanian COVID-19 Information


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.

20th March 2020

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.

Resources:

ACCC - COVID-19 (coronavirus) information for consumers

Tasmanian Government - Coming to Tasmania