Small business is disappointed Tasmania has not re-opened its border with Queensland and also wants the government to relax distancing rules.
Small Business Council of Tasmania executive director Robert Mallett is encouraged by border openings with South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
However, he was surprised the border with Queensland would not re-open.
"I'm surprised the Premier did not go with Queensland because we could have brought in AFL football, the players are all in their own hubs, so it is nearly guaranteed they are safe," Mr Mallett said.
"That would have allowed people to get out and about and they would be spending money buying a coffee, a Coke or meal rather than sitting at home watching Netflix which isn't Australian."
The time was right, Mr Mallett said, for Tasmania to relax its distancing rules.
"I'm disappointed that if it is good enough for us to have visitors now why the two square metre rule applies in businesses and hospitality venues.
"There has been no community transmission in Tasmania so why can't we get back to normal?
"Restaurants and hotels are fully booked but they are not at full capacity and we need to be able to have more people in venues able to enjoy a meal."
Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania boss Luke Martin welcomed the decision to open three interstate borders.
"It's good - we'll take anything - it's a sensible approach," Mr Martin said.
"We need the government to back in this announcement by making sure we have flight schedules and marketing campaigns in place as quickly as possible.
"We also need to support those businesses that have effectively been in hibernation to get ready to re-open."
But he said adding extra flights to Launceston Airport would be a challenge.
"Launceston will be a challenge until we open to NSW and Victoria but hopefully we have a pathway open now."
Mr Martin supported the charging of Victorians in hotel quarantine in Tasmania provided there were exemptions for Tasmanians if need be.
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Michael Bailey welcomed the move to re-open Tasmania but said there was "still a long way to go in our economic recovery".
"Tasmania's economic recovery will be driven by the business community and today's announcement lays out a clear pathway to revive the tourism and hospitality sector," Mr Bailey said.
"This isn't a silver bullet, there's still a long way to go in our economic recovery and the Government will need to continue to support the business community but this is certainly a great outcome and a step in the right direction."
Both Mr Bailey and Mr Martin said they would continue to work with the government to help some of the thousands of people who have lost their jobs due to COVID capitalise on the border re-opening.