Tasmania tweaks December 15 border plan to drop pre-travel COVID exams for low-risk states

Absolutely vaccinated travellers from low-risk areas is not going to should present a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at when coming into Tasmania below a tweak to the state’s December 15 border reopening plan, Premier Peter Gutwein has introduced.

In a change to the plan that may see Tasmania reopen to COVID hotspots, the 72-hour pre-travel testing requirement is not going to be wanted for some states, however it can stay in place for high-risk areas comparable to Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT.

The states that Tasmania presently considers low danger are: Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

“I will clarify our pondering in regard to that. Up till December 14, [you’re are able to go] forwards and backwards from Western Australia with out being vaccinated in any respect, having no take a look at,” Mr Gutwein mentioned.

“On the fifteenth, you may be required to be absolutely vaccinated.”

In the intervening time, travellers from low-risk states don’t want a pre-travel COVID take a look at when coming to Tasmania, however the requirement was set to come back in place after December 15.

Tasmania hits 90 per cent first dose

Mr Gutwein additionally mentioned the state had hit a “vital” vaccination milestone, with 90 per cent of Tasmanians aged 16 and over having had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

He mentioned the state was “very properly positioned” to hit its vaccination goal of 90 per cent absolutely vaccinated by early December.

“You have to proceed to show up. In the event you’ve had the primary vax — 90 per cent of you should have as of right now — flip up and get that second vax when it is due,” Mr Gutwein mentioned.

“It places us in a terrific place by way of being able to open our borders on the fifteenth of December.”

Presently, 77 per cent of Tasmanians are absolutely vaccinated.

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Tasmania tweaks December 15 border plan to drop pre-travel COVID exams for low-risk states

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No proof of vaccination wanted for venue entry

Mr Gutwein mentioned with the 90 per cent vaccination fee, there wouldn’t be a necessity for vaccine passports to be carried out for entry to native companies or occasions.

“For companies, in the event that they want to make that call, that shall be a matter for enterprise within the state,” he mentioned.

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