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Tasmania's premier says he "couldn't care less" about threats of legal action by Flight Centre against states that lag with reopening their borders.
Peter Gutwein announced on Friday the island state's reopening plan, and the modelling on which it was based, would likely be released the week of October 18.
Flight Centre has indicated it could mount legal challenges against Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia - which have kept tight borders - if they don't reveal "reasonable" opening plans in coming weeks.
"My first priority ... is Tasmanians' health," Mr Gutwein said.
"To be frank I couldn't care less whether the head of Flight Centre, or any other airline or business, wanted to take Tasmania to court."
Mr Gutwein said he was confident in the legality of Tasmania's border closures.
He has indicated he wants the island to reopen by Christmas but won't do so until all Tasmanians have had the opportunity to be vaccinated.
Mr Gutwein is targeting a 90 per cent fully vaccinated rate by December 1 and says any decision to open to high-risk areas will still be subject to public health advice.
The stance is somewhat at odds with his federal Liberal colleagues, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison voicing a preference for easing restrictions at 80 per cent.
"We make decisions about Tasmania, not the national cabinet, not my federal colleagues of either persuasion," Mr Gutwein said.
"Broadly we are in the line with the national plan. It says that once the country reaches 80 per cent (fully vaccinated) states can opt in, they can reopen.
"In terms of the thresholds we've set, our 90 per cent will occur within a couple of weeks of the country hitting that mark (80 per cent).
"The aim of the plan was to have the country open by Christmas. We're still planning for that."
From 12.01am on Saturday, Tasmania will further tighten border restrictions with 19 Victorian local government areas, including the City of Melbourne.
The areas will be declared high-risk level one, meaning essential travellers face higher thresholds to enter the state and must undertake government hotel quarantine if they do.
Tasmania is already closed to all of Victoria, which remains high-risk level two, meaning only incoming travellers approved by the deputy state controller can enter.
Mr Gutwein described Victoria's 1143 new locally acquired cases as an "alarming rise".
Tasmanian has recorded just one COVID-19 case this year and 58.4 per cent of its over 16 population is fully vaccinated.