Australian bushfires and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bushfire information for visitors

Tasmania’s key tourist destinations are open and unaffected, with visitors freely able to move around the state.

Travellers in Tasmania are encouraged to always remain informed as conditions can change. Information and links to key Tasmanian emergency services and resources are available via Discover Tasmania.

Tourism Australia has information on bushfire safety advice and a map that shows which popular international tourism areas have been affected by bushfires to ensure that industry and travellers have the most accurate and up to date information.

Air quality in Tasmania has been largely unaffected by the smoke experienced in other parts of Australia. However, due to the movement of smoke across the country, air quality can change daily.

If concerned, visitors are urged to seek information on real time air quality in Tasmania here.


There is currently an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with some confirmed cases in Australia.

As the situation continues to evolve, it is important that you seek up-to-date information from the relevant authorities. International travel from China and Iran into Australia is being impacted and this is being closely monitored by Tourism Australia, along with the states and territories.

It is important that you check the latest information from the relevant authorities, if you have questions or are concerned about the coronavirus.

If you are yet to arrive in Australia, check Tourism Australia’s consumer website which includes information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and links to relevant websites where travellers can access the latest health and travel advice.

There is also useful information on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

For information on how the situation is being monitored in Tasmania, please visit the Corona Virus Tasmania website.

Information current as at 3 March 2020