Updated at 9:00am, Thursday 2 April.
Spirit of Tasmania continues to monitor the situation closely and has implemented a number of precautionary measures to reduce the risk to passengers and staff.
As always, the health and wellbeing of our passengers and our staff is our highest priority.
Spirit of Tasmania passengers must comply with Australian Government travel restrictions and quarantine requirements relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) before booking and travelling with us.
For the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tasmania, please visit: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/
Travelling on Spirit of Tasmania
The Tasmanian Government has declared a state of emergency for Tasmania, and in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced travel restrictions on interstate travellers.
Effective immediately, the only passengers who will be permitted to travel on board Spirit of Tasmania are those who meet the following criteria:
- Tasmanian residents returning to Tasmania;
- Essential Travellers to Tasmania;
- Freight operators; and
- Passengers travelling to the mainland from Tasmania.
To apply for Essential Traveller status, please visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors to complete the relevant application form.
Passengers who have questions in relation to the Tasmanian response to COVID-19 including travel related information should call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738).
If you have questions relating to your submitted Essential Traveller application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not meet the above criteria please do not proceed with making a new booking. Please note, Spirit of Tasmania will be reviewing all bookings and cancellations may occur.
If your booking is cancelled you will be entitled to a refund including the fare cancellation fee regardless of fare type.
For more information on mainland state and territory borders, click here.
Quarantine for passengers travelling to Tasmania
Any non-essential travellers, including Tasmanians, who arrive in Tasmania after midnight Sunday 29 March, will be isolated in a government facility for 14 days.
The quarantine period does not apply to essential travellers – such as health care workers, emergency workers, defence personnel, air and ship crew, freight drivers and specialists.
All passengers arriving into Tasmania are required to complete an arrival form. Security Officers are issuing these forms which collect contact information to allow authorities to keep in touch with passengers during their 14 day quarantine period. For more information, please visit Biosecurity Tasmania.
For more information on the current Tasmanian border restrictions, please see this form.
Booking amendments and refunds
Spirit of Tasmania is providing refunds including the fare cancellation fee, regardless of travel date or fare type.
Please login to My booking and select cancel. Refunds will automatically be processed in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of Refunds.
If your booking was made through a travel agency or third-party website please contact your booking agent directly to make changes to your booking, cancel your booking or enquire about their refund policy.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Spirit of Tasmania
There have been no reported cases of passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) travelling on board our vessels.
Spirit of Tasmania night sailings continue to operate as scheduled. Day sailings between 9 April and 9 May have been cancelled. Passengers on these sailings have been contacted directly.
Keeping our passengers safe
A Medical Attendant is on board at all times and will work with our highly trained crew to implement procedures should any passenger present with symptoms.
There are hand sanitation stations situated in key areas on all main decks. While on board we encourage all passengers and crew to use these stations regularly.
After each journey the ship is cleaned by a professional cleaning crew. This includes cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in the cabins and common areas. Our staff follow the highest level of hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
There is no recirculation of air on the vessels. All accommodation spaces on the vessel are supplied with conditioned air in a ‘total loss system’ where fresh outside air is drawn into the system and cooled and/or heated as required. An exhaust air fan then removes air from the space and expels it to atmosphere.
- Stay healthy with good hygiene
Here’s how you can stay safe when travelling: