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Emergency Information

Emergency information for Tasmania

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E mergency Information

Travel in Tasmania

Tasmania remains one of the most beautiful and inviting destinations in Australia.

Visitors to our state can still expect to enjoy an incredible experience but it’s important to be aware of the measures in place that help us keep on top of COVID.

Your health and wellbeing is our number-one priority. Here is what you need to know to help us keep everyone COVID-safe.

Getting here

Your vaccination status and the areas where you have spent time prior to arriving in Tasmania determine the conditions for your entry into the state.

  • All travellers entering Tasmania are required to register their travel by completing a Tas-E-Travel pass. Visits can be registered up to 7 days before arrival in Tasmania.
  • Areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers aged 12 years and two months and older, travelling from low-risk areas (domestic and overseas) will not need to quarantine on arrival in Tasmania.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers (5 years+) who have spent time in a high-risk area (domestic and overseas) in the 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours before departure to Tasmania.
  • Testing is not required if you are out of Tasmania for 7-days or less.
  • All travellers are required to carry proof of vaccination and/or their negative COVID test result with them, whether that’s a digital vaccination certificate and COVID-19 negative test result SMS message, or hard copy evidence.
  • All travellers are required to scan the QR code from their Tas-E-Travel pass generated at a scanning station on arrival to Tasmania.
  • Anyone caught breaching these rules face an on the spot fine of $1557 and could be summonsed and charged with an offence resulting in up to six months jail or a $17,000 fine.
  • Unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years, two months and older need approval to enter the State. Do not travel unless approved.
  • Unvaccinated travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status to be considered for exemption from quarantine requirements. If approved, additional conditions will apply, including the need to return a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure to Tasmania.

Visit the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website to understand the latest border conditions and register your travel intentions.

You should carry a facemask with you when you visit an airport. It is compulsory for people aged 12 and older to wear a facemask at all times whilst at a Tasmanian airport terminal or whilst on board a flight.

While you’re here

All Tasmanian businesses are required to have a COVID-19 safety plan in place to help keep everyone safe.

This means that some tourism experiences, pubs, clubs, events and venues have entry requirements.

All patrons must be fully vaccinated in the areas where alcohol is served and people are freely mixing.

The requirement to be fully vaccinated applies to pubs, clubs and events or areas in these locations where alcohol is served and patrons are not exclusively seated. Current maximum density requirements for all venues and events continue to apply.

Where venues have multiple areas separated by a wall, for example a hotel with a separate bar, restaurant and bottle shop, vaccinated entry is only required for entry into the bar section of the venue.

Relevant licensed venues are required to identify themselves as a premise subject to the vaccinated entry requirement (e.g. through a sign visible to customers and communication to staff). However, the responsibility is on individuals to ensure they do not enter a premise or an event without being fully vaccinated.

Check-in Tas app

It is compulsory to check-in with your contact details at all businesses, venues and events in Tasmania. This information is collected to enable contact tracing to take place in the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Business and organisations use the Check in TAS app to collect this information. Your check-in data is stored securely by the Tasmanian Department of Health. This data is removed after 28 days. It is recommended you download the Check in TAS app before travelling to Tasmania so you are ready to check-in as required at venues and events on arrival.

Symptoms of COVID-19

If at any time whilst you are in Tasmania, you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you must immediately self-isolate and seek testing.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever (or signs of fever e.g. night sweats or chills)
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Cough and/or shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell

TTesting is available at multiple locations around Tasmania. To book a test contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738. Up to date information about COVID testing is available at: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/testing.

Keep informed

Travel restrictions may change, stay up to date with the latest information at the Coronavirus website – Travel to Tasmania.

If you need to speak to someone about a COVID related issue (or get tested) whilst in Tasmania, please contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Other incident advice

In the event of an emergency incident in Tasmania, visitors are advised to keep up to date on the areas that may be affected and avoid non-essential travel to those locations.

In an emergency, directions from emergency services to evacuate or relocate should be prioritised above any COVID-19 quarantine/isolation or lockdown requirements that may be in place. If you need to move to an evacuation centre, please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines to protect yourself and others.

Emergency information will be updated on the Fire Service or TasALERT websites. ABC local radio is also a great source of current community alerts or warnings.

In the event of an emergency please do not rely on navigation system such as Google maps to provide road closure information. Up to date road closures information is available from the Tasmania Police or TasALERT websites.

The Parks and Wildlife Service's Facebook page or website provides information on park or track closures.

Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN) centres located around the state can also provide more information or assistance for visitors.