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Emergency Information

Emergency information for Tasmania

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Emergency Information

Information for visitors on COVID-19 situation

Tasmania will welcome visitors from SA, WA, NT, QLD and the ACT from 26 October as border restrictions ease with low risk Australian jurisdictions.

Travellers from low-risk jurisdictions will be required to register their travel prior to entry to enable contacting travellers if required.

Travellers coming to Tasmania from low risk jurisdictions via the Spirit of Tasmania will need to transit through Victoria, only stopping for fuel. The Spirit of Tasmania has a COVID-Safety Management Plan in place through its Sail Safe initiative which highlights guidance for passengers.

More information is available on coming to Tasmania.

Current restrictions and requirements will remain in place until that time. Please be aware that the COVID-19 situation can change quickly which may result in changes to travel restrictions at any time. Keep up to date with the latest information by visiting the Tasmanian Government coronavirus.tas.gov.au website for the latest information.

All Tasmanian businesses, including tourism operators, are required to implement a COVID-19 Safety Plan that complies with a minimum set of standards to keep visitors, workers and the community safe.

Some tourism experiences and hospitality venues may have new capacity limits in place to ensure adequate physical distance, we recommend that you call ahead to pre-book to avoid any disappointment.

We all need to do our part, so please remember to follow the rules that remain in place, to help us keep on top of COVID.

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.

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.

Information current as at 15:00 on 14 October 2020