The Tasmanian business lobby says the government should consider making people in hotel quarantine pay for their accommodation and meals.
From Saturday, the New South Wales government will charge travellers quarantining in hotels thousands of dollars.
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Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Michael Bailey supports charges for people who have to quarantine for 14 days in a Tasmanian hotel.
"It wouldn't hurt. I don't see why Tasmanian taxpayers should be paying the bill," Mr Bailey said.
"From the financial aspect those dollars would be better off spent supporting Tasmanian businesses who are struggling."
Small Business Council head Robert Mallett said he believed Tasmanians returning to the State should be able to quarantine at home.
"We have done particularly well and have shown we can follow the rules," Mr Mallett said.
"But if other people want to come here we should give them due notice that , they will have to pay."
Premier Peter Gutwein revealed last Friday that under a national partnership, the Tasmanian and federal governments had shared an $8 million bill to quarantine people in government-managed hotels.
"The position that we've always taken is that in the main, it's Tasmanians coming home to Tasmania, and on that basis, we've been prepared to meet that cost," Mr Gutwein said.
"At a national level, obviously for international travellers coming into the country my expectation is that international travellers will be asked to pay a contribution towards their accommodation moving forward.
"But we're not in that position, we don't have an international airport and we're not quarantine international travellers."
Tourism Industry Council chief Luke Martin said Tasmania was "not in the same boat" as other states who had international travellers and was not supportive of charging people in quarantine.
"We've only got one or two hotels with people in quarantine now and I think a lot of people coming home would struggle to pay for a hotel," Mr Martin said.
"We don't want to create a situation where people cannot come home if they want to."
Deputy Labor leader Michelle O'Byrne said Labor supported the government's decision to continue footing the bill for quarantine hotels, particularly in light of a worsening situation in Victoria.
"We would not want to see Tasmanians who are trying to return home prevented from doing that because they can't afford to pay for a quarantine hotel," Ms O'Byrne said.
"Labor calls on the government to modify Tasmania's arrivals card to include a mandatory question that requires a person state the reason for their arrival in Tasmania. This information would help inform the government's ongoing policy in response to the pandemic."
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz said if charges were made they should be on a case by case basis.
"Given the circumstances $8 million is not too great a cost," he said.
In New South Wales international travellers will be charged $3000 for one adult in hotel quarantine for 14 days with additional adults an extra $1000 each and children aged over three an extra $500.
A family of two adults and two children aged over three would pay $5000.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said NSW was currently receiving "six or seven times" more returned travellers than any other state.
The NSW government has paid out $65 million for people quarantining in hotels due to COVID-19.
In Queensland quarantine fees including accommodation and daily meals costs $2,800 for one adult, $3,710 for two adults, and $4,620 for two adults and two children.