Essential Travellers Entering Tasmania
Coming to Tasmania?
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.
Update on NSW G2G applications
Currently NSW G2G applications are only being approved for exceptional circumstances.
The is because of the ongoing risk of COVID-19 in the NSW community and the current increased demand on government-designated quarantine accommodation in Tasmania.
If your G2G application is rejected you should re-apply in 14 days. You will need to confirm that your risk level has not changed, including that you have not been to any high-risk premises – see Travel Alert for details. Priority will be given to resubmitted applications where possible.
Please note that it is an offence for a person who has been in a high-risk area to arrive in Tasmania without the prior approval of the State Controller (or Delegate).
Travellers who have spent time in a medium or high-risk areas and premises in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania can seek to enter the State as an Essential Traveller if their travel is for identified critical work, health, compassionate or other specified reasons.
Essential Traveller status can allow:
- entry into the State where it would otherwise have been considered too high-risk;
- quarantine to be conducted in a suitable premises other than government-designated accommodation (fees may apply); or
- provide a full or partial exemption from quarantine, for compassionate reasons such as a funeral.
Essential Travellers are subject to conditions that include a requirement to isolate when not at work or seeking supplies, to wear a face mask, and in some instances a requirement to have a COVID-19 test. These conditions vary depending on the category of Essential Traveller.
Submitting an Essential Traveller application
The most effective way of seeking to enter Tasmania as an Essential Traveller is via the G2G PASS system.
Pre-approval is required for travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania and want to enter the State as an Essential Traveller under:
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Applications should clearly explain the need for the work to be undertaken, with supporting evidence included where possible. When there is an urgent need to travel to perform essential work, this should also be clearly explained in the application – including the consequences of the work not being undertaken.
We have confirmed that all states have agreed that agriculture and suppliers of essential services to agriculture will be categorised as essential services.
National Coronavirus Helpline Phone Number: 1800 020 080