Updated Friday 10 July 2020.
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. To find out more about how we are keeping passengers safe on board, please visit: spiritoftasmania.com.au/sail-safe
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.
State and territory governments have issued travel restrictions and advice on non-essential travel. Find out more about restrictions in your state or territory:
For the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tasmania, please visit: coronavirus.tas.gov.au
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The only passengers who are permitted to travel on board Spirit of Tasmania prior to 1 September 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.
If you have questions relating to your submitted Essential Traveller application, please email: email@example.com
If you do not meet the above criteria you will be unable to travel. Please note, Spirit of Tasmania will be reviewing all bookings and cancellations may occur. Passengers will be required to provide proof of Tasmanian residency or Essential Traveller status on arrival in Tasmania.
For more information on mainland state and territory borders, click here.
Help us stop the spread
Our priority is the safety of our passengers and staff. We work closely with the Tasmanian government to ensure safe travel for our passengers and to ensure compliance with all government requirements for travel.
Please do not travel on board if you:
- have COVID-19; or
- are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath; or
- have been instructed to quarantine and your 14 days are not finished.
If you are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath prior to your travel we recommend that you reschedule. If you become unwell in the terminal or on board please make yourself known to staff to ensure you receive appropriate care and to protect the health and safety of other passengers and staff. We reserve the right to deny travel to any passengers if we form the view that doing so will place staff and other passengers at risk.
Quarantine for passengers travelling to Tasmania prior to 1 September 2020
Tasmanian residents who have spent time in Victoria within 14 days prior to travel, will be quarantined in a government facility.
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.
Booking amendments and cancellations
If you would like to postpone your travel to a later date, or cancel your booking, please click here spiritoftasmania.com.au/my-booking and login to manage your booking.
Passengers wishing to discuss their booking, please contact our Customer Contact Centre:
• Phone: 1800 634 906 (in Australia)
• Phone: +61 3 6419 9320 (International)
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.
For further information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Spirit of Tasmania sailings, please visit our FAQs page.