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Tasmania to fully reopen to tourists across Australia by Christmas

Tasmania to unveil plan to fully reopen to tourists across Australia TODAY – as the island hits its 70% double-dose vaccination target

  • Tasmania’s premier is expected to outline his plan for reopening to tourists 
  • Peter Gutwein wants state’s 16-and-over population to be 90 per cent jabbed  
  • Gutwein has indicated he wants Tasmania to reopen before Christmas 


Tasmania’s premier is expected to outline his plan for reopening the island’s borders with the mainland on Friday.

Peter Gutwein, who wants the state’s 16-and-over population to be 90 per cent fully vaccinated against coronavirus by December 1, says he will also release scientific modelling on which the plan is based.

Mr Gutwein has previously indicated he wants Tasmania to reopen before Christmas.

Tasmania’s premier is expected to outline his plan for reopening the island’s borders with the mainland on Friday 

The state is closed to New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT, while high-risk premises are declared in Queensland and South Australia.

More than 70 per cent of Tasmanians aged over 16 are fully vaccinated and more than 85 per cent have received one dose.

The state has had just three cases this year on the back of a hard border approach but has dodged several COVID-19 bullets.

An infected NSW man, who recently sparked a three-day lockdown in the south after escaping hotel quarantine and spending 18 hours in the community, did not spread the virus.

Neither did a 15-year-old boy who left home quarantine in the north earlier this month to go to a supermarket.

Peter Gutwein, who wants the state's 16-and-over population to be 90 per cent fully vaccinated against coronavirus by December 1

Peter Gutwein, who wants the state’s 16-and-over population to be 90 per cent fully vaccinated against coronavirus by December 1 

The state government is enforcing mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers on October 31 and says it will sack anyone who doesn’t meet the deadline.

It was revealed this week about 10 per cent of the workforce had not yet received the jab, some 1600 people.

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