Australian state border restrictions

jakeseven7

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Not only that, seems queensland gets away without a major spread everytime. Talk about having 9 lives. There has to be something behind it, perhaps just a more outdoors lifestyle?

Few things, my guess - Low density everything especially compared to Sydney and Melbourne. Weather. Lack of public transport. People don’t travel far outside their little bubbles (complete opposite of Sydney and Melbourne where people will climb a mountain to get to the new cool restaurant! 😂)
 

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I was wondering if anyone has any further information on the Tasmanian requirements, come 15th December? From my reading of it, it's actually a retrograde step for people travelling from low risk areas as there appears to be a blanket requirement for a test within 72 hours of travelling, regardless of where you have been, or where you are coming from.
 

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I was wondering if anyone has any further information on the Tasmanian requirements, come 15th December? From my reading of it, it's actually a retrograde step for people travelling from low risk areas as there appears to be a blanket requirement for a test within 72 hours of travelling, regardless of where you have been, or where you are coming from.

Correct but the testing won’t last long, they are just boiling the frog (Tassie population) slowly, taking them on a journey. It’s mostly political.
 

mrs.dr.ron

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I was wondering if anyone has any further information on the Tasmanian requirements, come 15th December? From my reading of it, it's actually a retrograde step for people travelling from low risk areas as there appears to be a blanket requirement for a test within 72 hours of travelling, regardless of where you have been, or where you are coming from.

@nutwood where did you see this about the testing 72 hours pre travelling ?? I cant find it on the tassie govt " ready to travel check list " but I found on the health direct website that I will need a test come 15/12 ! but currently I dont need one to enter Tas !!

 
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jakeseven7

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@nutwood where did you see this about the testing 72 hours pre travelling ?? I cant find it on the tassie govt " ready to travel check list "


It’s not live yet until Dec 15 opening - then everyone (apart from Tassie residents on a trip less than 7 days 😂) needs a test…

Again this won’t last because they will lose out on so much tourism trade - other states won’t have this requirement and people will travel there.

 

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@nutwood where did you see this about the testing 72 hours pre travelling ?? I cant find it on the tassie govt " ready to travel check list " but I found on the health direct website that I will need a test come 15/12

Some guy called drron posted it yesterday 😊

Here is the official Tasmanian roadmap.Fairly straightforward.

Problem if from the dark side you will need a covid test but doesn't say PCR.

And to try and settle the locals how they plan to cope with an outbreak.
 

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It's an annoying requirement because from my perspective, it creates a decision point based on seven days. I've no particular issue with getting tested but it can be difficult to arrange in some areas, especially with the need to get the timing right. I'm hoping they will accept proof of test and isolate until results, as that will allow for testing immediately prior to flying.
 

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With my current travel plans unless Tasmania is reopen to VIC without any COVID testing by mid-November (not going to happen) I won't be going to Tasmania till next year sometime so there will be time for this to sort itself out. I have resigned myself to the fact that I'll be heading overseas before I can go interstate to the places I want to go domestically (SA and TAS).
 

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It's an annoying requirement because from my perspective, it creates a decision point based on seven days. I've no particular issue with getting tested but it can be difficult to arrange in some areas, especially with the need to get the timing right. I'm hoping they will accept proof of test and isolate until results, as that will allow for testing immediately prior to flying.
Three is a footnote that says

**the test will be in place for up to 4 weeks, subject to review

I take that to mean that you only need another test after 4 weeks, but that of course is silly. Any other thoughts on what it means?
 

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Some guy called drron posted it yesterday 😊
It's an annoying requirement because from my perspective, it creates a decision point based on seven days. I've no particular issue with getting tested but it can be difficult to arrange in some areas, especially with the need to get the timing right. I'm hoping they will accept proof of test and isolate until results, as that will allow for testing immediately prior to flying.
If I have to get tested to get into tassie - I WONT COME - Simples !
 

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Three is a footnote that says

**the test will be in place for up to 4 weeks, subject to review

I take that to mean that you only need another test after 4 weeks, but that of course is silly. Any other thoughts on what it means?
Difficult to know exactly what that means. My only interpretation is the same as yours. Perhaps it's there for flight crew and people going back and forth almost daily? Save them getting tested every 72 hours. If that's the case, it does make the whole thing sort of pointless though.
 
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If I have to get tested to get into tassie - I WONT COME - Simples !
While that will be sad in your case for me, there are many of us who hate being over run by tourists! But your reaction is being discussed locally and tourism operators will be targeting locals and 'deals'for mainlanders.

The fact that Tas had topped the 'State of the states' economic tables for the 6th quarter in a row - daylight second this time - hasn't encouraged the government to "go soft" 🙄😳

Come before QLD is required to test and stay for a while 😊
 
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The airlines have no legal authority to check that you comply with the entry requirements of a state.
They check passports and visa….
Try refusing you passport when they ask for it next time checking in at airport for international travel

Some airlines ask for proof of ID for domestic travel for their purposes - not a State requirement

What is hypocritical IMO is that airlines are mandating vaccines as part of the “safety is our number one priority” but don’t want to be involved in testing that might make their employees and customers safer?.
 
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