Eligible Tasmanians returning from regional New South Wales will be able to quarantine at home from next Friday as part of a trial announced by Premier Peter Gutwein.
On Friday, 199 Tasmanians were on a waiting list in NSW to return to their home state, with the figure hovering around 200 for several weeks.
Limitations in the hotel quarantine system have meant drawn out waits for Tasmanians on the mainland attempting to return home since the NSW Delta outbreak spread into other states.
Mr Gutwein said the home quarantine trial would last for 30 days, before its effectiveness is assessed.
He said Tasmanians only in regional NSW would be eligible to quarantine for two weeks at home if they are double vaccinated, have provided a negative COVID test and have no other occupants in their home.
The scheme would also include "enhanced compliance", with a notice placed on participating homes' doors to alert people attending the premises that it was a quarantine environment, and not to enter.
To boost the hotel quarantine system, a further 108 rooms will be added at TravelLodge from Thursday next week, and a further 100 for the international quarantine system at the Ibis.
Mr Gutwein said he understood that Tasmanians - particularly those trying to return home - had faced difficult months.
"It's been challenging and I know many people have been frustrated, but it's time to bring Tasmanians home," he said.
During Friday's briefing, Mr Gutwein also set a target of 90 per cent double dose vaccination by December 1 to allow Tasmanians to enjoy an "open" summer and Christmas.
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