Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein is hopeful Tasmania will reopen to NSW residents from early November but will continue to monitor that state’s coronavirus status for the rest of the week.
Gutwein said the COVID-19 situation in NSW was pleasing, but added he needed more time before easing restrictions from November 2.
“It’s pleasing that state, whilst continuing to have new cases, they are only a limited handful of cases generally on a day-by-day basis,” he told reporters on Monday.
“If the situation worsens, we won’t hesitate to keep our borders restricted with that state and keep our border arrangements in place.
Tasmania is on track to reopen to low-risk coronavirus states of South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory from October 26.
Tasmania will remain closed to Victoria until at least December 1.
People entering the island state from low-risk areas will need to register their travel via an online system three days prior to arriving.