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NSW residents will be able to travel to Tasmania without facing quarantine from November 6, after Tasmania deemed the state to be low risk.

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Tuesday that NSW travellers could move freely into his state when NSW was re-classified a low-risk area.

"What we want to see in a jurisdiction that we open up to is less than five cases of unknown transmission in the last 28 days," Mr Gutwein said.

"Over the last 28 days NSW has had six ... in a population of nearly 8 million people. So they are on top of this, but we want to ensure that as we move closer to [next] Friday there are no further major outbreaks."


A new online registration system for potential travellers will be launched on Friday.

People will be able to access the Tas E-Travel website three days before travel.

The system is intended to help Public Health Service track the origin of people who enter Tasmania

Mr Gutwein said travellers to the state will have to undergo health screening at points of entry to Tasmania.

He said anyone who had symptoms would be required to take a coronavirus test and self-contain until a test result was returned.

Mr Gutwein said it was aimed to open borders to Victoria by December 1, or sooner if circumstances within the state improved.

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