Tasmanian borders set to open as early as December 2021

Tasmanian borders are set to open by the 15th of December to all those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Tasmania achieved a milestone this week with 70% of people aged 16 years or older now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

More than 85% of people aged 16 years or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine which means the state is on track to see 90% of eligible people to be fully vaccinated by the start of December.

With border restrictions expected to ease in 2 months, the Government have warned anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to get it done now.

State-run Pfizer clinics will be running across the North-West over the next two weeks, and the vaccination bus will be touring throughout the region.

Community clinics in the North-West region will be running at:

  • Wynyard Railway Hall – 28th – 29th October
  • Latrobe Speedway and Function Centre – 28th October
  • Burnie Arts and Function Centre – 25th – 27th October, 1st – 3rd November
  • Ulverstone Rowing Club – 26th – 27th October
  • Devonport Surf Life Saving Club – 22nd, 24th, 27th – 29th October, 3rd – 5th November

To book an appointment, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, or book online at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/bookings.

With 70% of people aged 16 years or older fully vaccinated, Tasmania will allow travellers from low-risk areas to enter the state, whilst anyone travelling from a high-risk area will be allowed to enter subject to:

  • Being a returning Tasmanian or someone seeking to relocate and completing 14 days of hotel or home quarantine – depending on where you have travelled from; and
  • Return a negative test 72 hours prior to travel

To be considered for home quarantine you must be fully vaccinated (if you are 16 years or older) – unless an exemption applies.

With the anticipated vaccination rate to reach 90% by December, Tasmanian borders are set to be opened by the 15th December 2021 to those that are fully vaccinated.

Anyone from anywhere within Australia will be able to enter Tasmania subject to:

  • Being fully vaccinated (if you are 12 years or older or an exemption applies); and
  • You return a negative test within 72 hours of travel – a test is not required from a fully vaccinated Tasmanian if their trip is less than 7 days (the test will be in place for up to 4 weeks, subject to review)

Anyone travelling to Tasmania who does not meet the criteria will be subject to additional quarantine and testing requirements.

Quarantine rules will not apply to any fully vaccinated arrivals that return a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to travel.

To find out more visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

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