Tasmania border reopens to every state except NSW, Victoria

Tasmania has announced it will reopen its state border to every jurisdiction on October 26, but NSW will have to wait a little longer to find out if it’ll be included in the new bubble.

From October 26, residents from South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the ACT will be able to visit quarantine free. NSW and Victoria, however, will need to wait a little longer to find out when they can visit the island state.

Most states and territories will be able to visit Tasmania from October 26.Source:Supplied

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said the local transmission cases in NSW were being “monitored closely” – but would provide an update on whether they can visit on October 19.

“(We are) not ruling out easing the restrictions with NSW at this stage,” Mr Gutwein said, noting that the state’s figures were “very low” considering the number of residents in NSW.

Premier of Tasmania Peter Gutwein will reopen his state to most of Australia later this month. Picture: Steve Bell/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

For people entering the state from October 26, Mr Gutwein said there would be health checks including temperature monitoring and questions regarding symptoms.

If a visitor indicated they had a symptom, they would be required to take a COVID test before entry.

At this stage, Tasmania’s border is set to stay closed to travellers from Victoria until December 1.

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