New Arrival Cards for Entry into TasmaniaIN BRIEF | All travellers arriving in the Australian state of Tasmania will be required to complete an arrival card, starting from today. The new measure, designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, comes a day after the Australian government began requiring all passengers arriving in Australia from overseas to self-isolate for 14 days.

Completing a Tasmanian arrival card will be mandatory for all passengers, including Tasmanian residents, until further notice.

The Tasmanian government says that the passenger information is being collected to help track where people are in the community. This will make it easier to offer advice or assistance if needed.

But the Tasmanian state government has stopped short of implementing health checks at Tasmanian airports, saying that temperature checks are ineffective at detecting coronavirus.

So far, there are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania.

At this stage, the federal government has not imposed any restrictions on domestic flights, despite banning large gatherings of more than 500 people and recommending social distancing measures. However, this could change in the foreseeable future.

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