• Tassie wilderness
    Tassie wilderness

Tasmania is aiming to reopen its border on Friday July 24.

Premier Peter Gutwein said the state would work on a safe pathway to reopen Tasmania's borders for the next month, and would not reopen them until it was safe to do so.

He said the state would keep a particular focus on the situation in Victoria.

At a briefing, Mr Gutwein said the state needed adequate time to assess the impact of stage three of its easing of restrictions, which came into effect on Sunday.

He said if public health advice on July 24, or in the immediate lead up, was to not reopen, "then very simply we will not reopen our borders".

"While I know that for some people they would rather not open the borders … many have been calling for them to be opened," he said.

"I don't care who is calling for it, whether it be a lobby group or the Prime Minister.

"If the public health advice is we should maintain our border restrictions, we will.

"My role is to ensure Tasmanians are safe. The date is set for 24th … but we will keep an eye on what is happening right around the country."

If the state does reopen to mainlanders on July 24, this will be a welcome relief to tourism operators on the Appe Isle and walking tour operators who organise guided wlaks there. Fingers cross this is what happens.

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