Tasmania to shut out tourists from ‘sick’ states

Tasmania to shut out tourists from ‘sick’ states, by Matthew Denholm.

Premier Peter Gutwein told The Weekend Australian he would examine ways to reopen the state’s borders and kickstart the island­’s stalled $1.5bn tourism trade without risking fresh virus outbreaks.

Options included restoring direct­ flights to cities in jurisdictions that had the virus under control, such as Adelaide and Perth, or even New Zealand.

This would avoid the need for tourists to travel via Sydney or Melbourne, cities still experiencing multiple new daily coronavirus cases.

The network of virus-under-control regions will grow,  with normal life and travel. The UK, US, Canada, and Sweden are unlikely to be joining that network any time soon.