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Tasmania – coronavirus – border control information

The Premier has this morning announced a State of Emergency in Tasmania, meaning the Tasmanian Emergency Management Plan has now been activated, with Police taking the lead role and working closely with Health to manage the situation.

From midnight on Friday 20 March all “non-essential” travellers into Tasmania (including King Island) will have to go into quarantine for 14 days. This includes returning Tasmanians.

“Essential travellers” includes people such as:

  • health care workers
  • emergency workers
  • defence personnel
  • air and ship crew
  • specialists
  • essential freight personnel

The restrictions do not apply to residents on King and Flinders Island flying to and from mainland Tasmania.

“I want to be clear to all Tasmanians, we are not going to shut the borders to the supplies that we need” said Mr Gutwein

For more information, visit or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738

Correct as at 10:30am Thursday 19 March 2020.