Man fined and directed to leave the state for COVID related breach
|A 29-year-old Victorian man was fined $778.50 and directed to leave the state after investigations revealed he had not directly transited through Victoria (Level 2 High Risk Area) as declared on his Tas-e-Travel pass.
The man arrived by plane into Burnie on 8 August, an identification check found the man had a Victorian address and on being questioned by police, admitted to providing false information on his application.
The man was directed to leave the state and did so on the next flight.
Anyone entering Tasmania from a High-Risk area must seek pre-approval from the Deputy State Controller to enter the state as an Essential Traveller. The Good to Go (G2G) system is used to apply, assess, endorse or reject these applications. All those arriving from a low- risk area are required to apply for a Tas E Travel Pass.
Inspector John Toohey from the State Police Operations Centre said Tasmania Police will continue to enforce non-compliance at our border and anyone who knowingly arrives in Tasmania without approval will be issued the new updated penalty of $1557.
“The message is simple, if you do not have an approved pass to enter Tasmania, do not travel,” Inspector Toohey said.
“The changing COVID environment with the Delta strain has presented significant challenges in mainland states and we need to ensure the community complies with directions.
“Tasmania Police will not hesitate to penalise those who blatantly breach current directions,” he said.
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