COVID-19 Important Information for Travellers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian Government has de​clared a State of Emergency and tough border restrictions are in place​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 


All travellers arriving in Tasmania​​ will be req​uired to enter quarantine on arrival in Tasmania.​​

Tasmanian residents, except for residents of King Island, Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group, ​will be able to complete their quarantine at their residence.

All other non-essential travellers arriving in Tasmania will be required to enter quarantine in government provided accommodation for 14 days.​

Arrivals Form

All travellers coming to Tasmania must complete​​ an Arrivals Form.

Travellers can print and complete the form and bring it with them or it can be completed on arrival to Tasmania. Please do not scan and submit the form electronically. 

Please note: Updated information for maritime crew​ is now available.

Essential ​Travellers

Some travellers arriving in Tasmania will meet the criteria to be considered an Essential Traveller.

​​All the categories and information about Essential Travellers is available on the Tasmanian Government Co​rona​virus website.

How to apply

If your application for Essential Traveller status is on the basis that quarantine would lead to unusual, undeserved or disproportionate hardship, please fill in the Compassionate Grounds Application Form and provide evidence to support this claim, such as a medical certificate.

  Application Form - Compassionate Grounds   (170Kb)​ ​or fill in the online version of the Compassionate Grounds form.

For all other applications, fill in the form below and provide supporting evidence, such as a ​letter from your employer or your client.

Please only submit an application if you intend to travel in coming days.

Email your completed form to Essen​​ - do not send completed arrivals forms to this email. The arrivals form must be completed in hardcopy on or before arrival in Tasmania.​

When w​ill I hear back about my application?

You will receive a letter or email from the State Controller, advising you of the decision about your application.

Please note: there is a two-to-three-day turnaround (minimum) on processing applications.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not have the required supporting documentation will be delayed in processing.

Note: Applications for Essential Traveller are dealt with in priority order, based on arrival date. All applicants undergo a comprehensive assessment. The timeframe to complete the assessment may be affected in some circumstances by the need for further supporting information. All applications are triaged to ensure that emergency requests are addressed as quickly as possible.

If your application has not been assessed and approved by the time you arrive in Tasmania, you must begin the mandatory 14 days of quarantine until your application has been approved.

Further information

​​For more COVID-19 information contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, or visit​ for the latest information you need about travelling to Tasmania.

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