Reopening Tasmania's border to Victoria not ruled out by Premier Peter Gutwein

Reopening Tasmania's border to Victoria not ruled out

Premier Peter Gutwein has not ruled out reopening Tasmania's borders to Victoria later this month.

Victoria has recorded another 73 cases of COVID-19 with a number of postcodes to be placed under a stay at home order from 11.59pm on Wednesday.

Queensland has already declared all visitors from Victoria would either be turned away at the border or forced to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks at their own expense.

But Mr Gutwein said in terms of reopening the state's borders on July 24, who Tasmania opened its borders to was still to be determined.

"I made it perfectly clear in terms of our plan that we would review matters on a weekly basis. There will be a formal review in terms of Victoria's circumstance next week," Mr Gutwein said.

"We are obviously looking very closely at what is happening in Victoria and it would be fair to say it's very concerning what is occurring there."

If Tasmania keeps its borders shut to Victoria, the government is yet to explain what measures would be in place in relation to people travelling to and from Tasmania who have to transit through Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne.

Mr Gutwein last Friday said this was one of a number of factors being considered in the weekly reviews of the borders situation ahead of July 24.

He said the state continued to engage with airlines over re-establishing flight routes between Tasmania and COVID-safe states.

"It will depend upon what the decision is in terms of our borders on the 24th and what airports are available, and we will have more to say on that next week when we've reviewed the Victorian situation," Mr Gutwein said.

Labor leader Rebecca White said the state should be establishing links with other states which have managed COVID-19 cases well to support the recovery of Tasmania's visitor economy.

"Nobody is calling for the borders to be reopened for Victoria. We support the decision to review that on public health advice," Ms White said.

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