With the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW continuing to escalate, the entire state will be declared as high-risk level 1 to Tasmania from midnight tonight.
It means anyone who has been in NSW in the past 14 days will not be permitted entry to Tasmania, unless approved as an essential traveller.
They will then have to quarantine for 14 days in a government-designated facility at their own cost.
However, travellers arriving in the 24 hours after the change of declaration will not be required to pay the quarantine fee.
Deputy Director of Public Health Dr Julie Graham said the decision was a further precautionary measure to protect the Tasmanian community.
She said it was expected to impact a small number of people previously approved to enter Tasmania from midnight tonight.
"An SMS is being sent this afternoon to all those previously approved to arrive in Tasmania advising them of today's decision," she said.
"This includes passengers on tonight's sailing of the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport who have been in NSW in recent weeks."
Further premises in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales have also been declared as high-risk level 1 following confirmed cases of COVID-19 visiting these sites.
Anyone who has been at these locations will not be able to enter the state.
Anyone in Tasmania who has recently been in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales should check the list of these high-risk premises here.
If you have visited any of these sites you must isolate immediately, if not already in quarantine and contact the Public Health Hotline, 1800 671 738 for further advice.
Previously in NSW, only the Fairfield local government area and numerous premises across the state had been declared as high-risk level 1.
Travellers coming from high-risk level 2 areas still need to be deemed an essential traveller to enter the state, however they could be permitted to quarantine at "suitable premises" such as their homes.
Under the level 1 classification, even if a traveller is deemed as "essential" they will be required to quarantine in a state-run facility.
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