Tasmania to open borders on December 15

BREAKING NEWS: Holidays in Tasmania are ON as the island nation opens its borders

  • Tasmania will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated Aussies in December
  • Prime Minister Peter Gutwein warned residents during announcement
  • tourists must take a negative COVID test within 72 hours of travel

Tasmania will reopen its borders to people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus on December 15, Prime Minister Peter Gutwein has announced.

Mr Gutwein says he expects everyone in the state over the age of 12 to have had a chance to get vaccinated by then.

“We will reopen our border on December 15,” he said on Friday.

Tasmania will reopen its borders on December 15 to people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Peter Gutwein has announced

‘From that date we will not go back. If you haven’t been vaccinated, have it done and do it as soon as possible.’

Interstate arrivals must pass a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel.

More than 70 percent of Tasmanians over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated and over 85 percent have received one dose.

The state is currently closed to New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT, while high-risk buildings are declared in Queensland and South Australia.

The state has only had three cases this year due to a hard-line border approach, but has dodged several COVID-19 bullets.

An infected NSW man, who recently caused a three-day lockdown in the south after escaping from hotel quarantine and spending 18 hours in the community, did not spread the virus.

The state government will enforce mandatory vaccines for health professionals on Oct. 31 and say it will fire anyone who doesn’t meet the deadline.



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