Seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands will be allowed into Victoria under special quarantine arrangements, after a deal struck between the Victorian and Tasmanian State Governments was announced on Friday.

Under the deal, Tasmania will quarantine the 1,500 workers for two weeks before they are allowed onto Victorian farms. In exchange, Victoria will take Tasmania’s 330-person commitment for returned travellers in Melbourne hotels.

The cost of the workers program will be shared by industry and the Victorian Government.

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More details about the program are still to be announced, including costings, the determined approvals process, and a target date set to bring workers in.