Tasmania will reopen its borders to states and territories with a low COVID-19 risk on October 26.
This includes South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the ACT and Northern Territory, Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Friday.
"As we move towards Christmas, Tasmanians (are) seeking to know if they will be able to visit and have visits from family and friends from interstate," he said.
"Is important that we start moving towards welcoming back interstate visitors who play a vital role in growing our economy."
Victoria is not on the safe list, while the coronavirus situation in NSW was "looking promising" but will be monitored over the next week, Mr Gutwein said.
"I want to stress if at any time the situation changes in these jurisdictions and the advice is that the risk is increasing or too high then we won't hesitate to change this decision," he added.
Travel to Tasmania will be undertaken through as many direct flights as possible to avoid flying via Melbourne.
"My understanding is there is real interest from the airlines ... in terms of direct flights to Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney," Mr Gutwein said.
He was hopeful Tasmania could join an Australia-New Zealand travel bubble around Christmas or early in the New Year.
The state doesn't have international airport facilities, but those should be online in the next 8-10 weeks, he said.
Tasmania's last coronavirus case was more than 50 days ago.
It was in March the first jurisdiction to close its borders.