24 Feb Update Tassie Covid Borders

Auckland declared a high-risk region


Published 24 February 2021


Tasmania’s Public Health Services has declared Auckland in New Zealand a high-risk region from 12.01am Thursday 25 February 2021.

The Australian Government has also designated Auckland as a Commonwealth hotspot. This means no person who has been in Auckland in the last 14 days will be permitted to board a flight into Australia reserved for quarantine-free travel.

Anyone who is currently on mainland Australia who has been in the Auckland region in the 14 days before arrival is not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller. The most effective way of applying for this is via the G2G system.

Public Health Services is contacting people who have been in New Zealand in the past 14 days and have recently arrived in Tasmania to ensure they have not been in one of the newly declared hot spots in New Zealand (COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest | Ministry of Health NZ).



Update for travellers in quarantine due to time in Victoria


Published 19 February 2021



With no further COVID-19 cases in Victoria considered to pose an unmanaged public health risk, the Tasmanian Public Health Services has advised that from 12:01am tomorrow (Saturday 20 February) Victoria be moved to a low-risk classification (other than high-risk premises).

High-risk premises in Victoria remain – meaning any traveller who has been at those premises at the specific dates and times will be required to complete the 14-day quarantine requirement – see Travel Alert for details. The declaration of Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport has been narrowed and now only applies to people who bought food or drink and/or sat in the Brunetti Café seating area between 4:45am and 2pm on 9 February.