Tasmania will open its borders to the rest of Australia on December 15, the state's Premier Peter Gutwein has announced.
Mr Gutwein said by the time borders open he is confident Tasmania will have reached a 90 per cent double-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate for people aged over 16.
"Anyone will be able to enter Tasmania from anywhere within Australia, subject to being fully vaccinated, that's if they're 12 years and over, and having a negative test result within 72 hours of travelling," he said.
He also outlined a curious exception to this rule for Tasmanians leaving the state for less than a week. If a Tasmanian travels to NSW or Victoria for a weekend, they do not need to get a test to return home.
Mr Gutwein said once the state reaches 80 per cent mark in early November "we'll implement a risk-based home quarantine for most returning Tasmanians".
He also said the state would mandate vaccination for disability sector workers.
And with immediate effect, the requirement to wear masks - a hangover restriction from the spontaneous lockdown last week - has now been removed.