Two Northern Tasmanian mayors say direct flights to coronavirus-free states will be the only way to ease border restrictions earlier.
Dorset mayor Greg Howard and Break O'Day mayor Mick Tucker said any flights leaving Tasmania needed to stop through states such as NSW and Victoria, both of which are continuing to battle with the pandemic.
"There's no direct flights from here to South Australia. It's the same with Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland," Cr Howard said.
"There's no direct flights to Tassie from any of those states, so even if you open it would be a token gesture because no one would be able to access it.
"The airlines would need to make flights available - if we can get into those states I'd be happy to support an earlier opening to them."
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Cr Mick Tucker said the state government needed to at least provide Tasmanians with a date for borders to open.
"People need to plan their holidays, they need to plan when they're going away. If we don't have a firm date in mind people on the mainland will definitely organise their holidays around places they can go to on the mainland instead of Tassie," he said.
The East Coast was the fifth most tourist-dependent area in Australia, according to Cr Tucker, who said if borders were to remain closed, COVID-19 restrictions should be removed.
"I would say the government needs to get rid of the restrictions if we have basically eradicated it in Tasmania," he said.
"There's a lot of businesses that are financially struggling because of the four-square-metre rule."
Cr Tucker said he was heartened by the amount of Tasmanian tourists visiting and patronising the Break O'Day area as restrictions eased.