The Law when Arriving in Tasmania from a Covid-19 Hotspot
If you arrive in Tasmania from a place which has recently witnessed a large number of active cases of Covid-19 different laws will apply to you. The Tasmanian Government publishes an updated list of these locations here. Importantly, these laws do not apply to people who have just transited through a Covid-19 affected area. If you have not left the airport then these laws will not apply to you.
There are exemptions available to people from certain professions, or who successfully apply to the State Controller.
It is smart to seek advice from your employer, or a lawyer, or the Tasmanian Health Department if you are intending to apply for such an exemption.
In accordance with Section 60 of the Emergency Management Act it is an offence to fail to comply with the lawful direction of an emergency management worker who is attempting to ensure that a direction made under the Act is being carried out. It is also an offence to knowingly provide them with false or misleading information. As such a person who is not honest with authorities when asked where they have been or, fails to remain in hotel quarantine when they have been ordered to do so may face financial penalties.