Spirit of Tasmania

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Tasmanian Government has introduced strict new border measures for Tasmania.

  • Spirit of Tasmania – COVID-19 Update

    RACV’s first and foremost priority remains on making sure that our staff, the community and all those who interact with us are kept as safe as possible.

    Based on how the situation is unfolding the Tasmanian Government has declared a state of emergency for Tasmania, and in response to COVID-19 have introduced new border restrictions for Tasmania.

    Effective immediately, the only passengers who will be permitted to travel onboard the Spirit of Tasmania are those who meet the following criteria:

    • Tasmanian residents returning to Tasmania;
    • Essential travellers to Tasmania;
    • Freight operators; and
    • Non-Tasmanian residents returning to the mainland from Tasmania

    In line with the new government guidelines, any Tasmanian traveller classified as a non-essential traveller returning to Tasmania, will be subject to the 14 day self-isolation period.

    The quarantine period will not apply to essential travellers – such as health care workers, emergency workers, defence personnel, air and ship crew, freight drivers and specialists.

    We understand this may impact your travel plans if travelling via Spirit of Tasmania. If you would like to postpone your travel to a later date, or cancel your booking, please visit spiritoftasmania.com.au and login to manage your booking. Full refunds will be offered for all cancellations regardless of travel date or fare type.

    As Spirit of Tasmania’s Customer Contact Centre continues to experience high call volumes, the quickest way to manage your booking is online. We thank you in advance for your patience as their consultants will be working hard to respond to all calls.

    The Tasmanian Government is continuing to review the situation as it evolves and has put in place these border restrictions for an initial three month period, effective Friday 20th March.

    To apply for Essential Traveller status, please visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors to complete the relevant application form.

     If you have any questions please email Essentialtravellers@dpipwe.tas.gov.au or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738).

  • COVID-19 updates

    Please visit our COVID-19 information page for regular updates on how RACV are responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation, including updates regarding RACV cruise and touring partners.

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