Tasmania's borders are set to reopen from July 24, but only if it is safe to do so.
Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Friday afternoon, following National Cabinet discussions, that borders would reopen if public health advice supported the move.
Mr Gutwein said Tasmania now needed a safe path forward toward easing the restrictions on the border.
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"Some people would prefer borders to remain closed, and others have been pushing for it to happen immediately, but we must follow public health advice," Mr Gutwein said.
"I simply won't put people's lives at risk."
Mr Gutwein said the four week window would give Tasmania adequate time to prepare for the reopening of borders.
He said the reopening plan would be assessed weekly, with a formal review of the situation in Victoria in a fortnight, given the outbreak in that state.
"I don't care who is calling for it, whether it is a lobby group or the Prime Minister, if public health advice says we should keep borders closed, we will keep borders closed," Mr Gutwein said.
The border control measures will include the introduction of a mobile phone app which is already in use in Western Australia, which Mr Gutwein said would replace the current border form.
Mr Gutwein said they would continue to liaise with airlines on opening up direct routes to states which were coronavirus free, and to provide a way to transit through the Tullamarine airport in Melbourne without risk to Tasmania.
The announcement of the border plan comes on the afternoon that the state moved into stage three of the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, which includes larger gatherings, a return to community sport and a reduction in the limits placed on business premises.
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