Intrastate travel restrictions to King Island to be lifted at 3pm today
From 3pm, Friday 5 June 2020 the travel restrictions to King Island, Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group of Islands will be lifted.
This will mean that:
- residents of King Island, Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group of Islands may travel between these islands and mainland Tasmania without being required to isolate on their return home;
- residents of mainland Tasmania may travel to the islands – this is no longer prohibited; and
- Specified Persons travelling from Tasmania will no longer be required to apply for a written exemption from the State Controller before travelling to these islands.
Residents of King Island, Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group of Islands will continue to be subject to the “Directions in Relation to Arrivals in Tasmania”, meaning that like all Tasmanian residents, residents of these islands returning from interstate will be required to isolate for 14 days in their residence.
It will no longer be required to isolate in a government managed facility, which was the requirement from 18 May 2020. Instead, residents of these islands must isolate in their residence for 14-days.