Holidaymakers from New South Wales can finally visit Tasmania without having to quarantine, opening the doors for droves of tourists to hit the island this summer.
As of next week, NSW is being re-classified as a 'low-risk area', Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein announced on Tuesday.
'What we want to see from a jurisdiction that we open up to is less than five unknown cases in 28 days,' he said.
NSW currently has six unknown infections from the past 28 days, but Mr Gutwein said the state remains 'very safe'.
'We’ve targeted that Friday the sixth of November, but obviously we will take public health advice,' he said.
Tasmania reopened its borders to Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory, the ACT and New Zealand on Monday, before announcing NSW on Tuesday.
The island state's government is insisting it is well prepared to handle any further coronavirus cases.
The state was the first Australian jurisdiction to close its borders in March and hasn't recorded a case in more than 70 days.
All arrivals at airports and sea ports will be health screened and anyone with virus symptoms will be tested and ordered into quarantine until their result is known.
Mr Gutwein said restrictions for travellers trying to enter the state from medium and high-risk areas remain in place.
'I’d ask again for travellers coming into our state to please follow instructions,' he said.
More to follow.