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Tasmania reopens borders to safe zones

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Tasmania will lower its hard border to South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the ACT on the 26th of October, pending no major coronavirus outbreaks in those jurisdictions.

Arrivals from those parts of the country won't have to serve 14 days quarantine when they touch down in the Apple Isle, although there will still be some form of health screening check - the details of which are still being nutted out by Public Health.

During Friday afternoon's announcement, Premier Peter Gutwein said he'll keep a close eye on NSW which is looking promising.

"We will continue to keep NSW under advisement for the next week or so," he said.

"I want to be clear, that if at any time the situation changes in these states and the advice is that the risk is too high – then I won’t hesitate to change this decision."

Direct flights from Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney to Hobart are currently being discussed - Launceston may also be included. 

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