Tasmania has reopened its borders to Australian travellers, in a boost to local tourism and the state’s economy.
The easing of border restrictions applies to travel from Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
According to a Tourism Tasmania statement, the State Government will be keeping a watchful eye on the situation in NSW and hopes to reopen the border with Australia’s most populous state in early November. Victorians will likely have to wait longer for entry into the Apple Isle.
“Tasmania is excited to welcome back visitors and provide them with a much needed holiday. Tasmania has bucket loads of character that no other destination in Australia offers,” Tourism Tasmania CEO John Fitzgerald remarked.
“Our passionate tourism industry are ready to greet visitors safely, but with our customary warm Tassie welcome.”
Visitors to Tasmania will be required to register prior to entering the state, and are urged to use COVID-safe practices at all times and be aware of current restrictions.
“Pre-planning and booking ahead for travel and hospitality experiences is highly recommended for a seamless travel experience,” Tourism Tasmania said in a statement.
For more information on travel to Tasmania, visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania.
Meanwhile, the CommSec State of the States Report for October 2020 has ranked Tasmania as the best performing economy in the country for a third consecutive quarter.
The island state topped five economic indicators in the report, including relative population growth, equipment investment, housing finance, dwelling starts and retail trade.
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