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Domestic travel – South Australia

Updated on 10 May 2021, at 17:12 AET

Coming to South Australia

You must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration at least 7 days before you enter South Australia from any state or territory. Visit police.sa.gov.au and ‘select ‘Complete cross border form’.

If you’re applying for essential traveller categories, attach the relevant documents to your form to assist with assessment.

For more information, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au select ‘Restrictions and responsibilities’ and click on ‘Travel restrictions’.

Coming from NSW

If you have visited any of the exposure locations on the NSW Health website at the dates and times specified you are not permitted to enter South Australia.

If you’re currently in South Australia and visited any of the exposure locations at the dates and times specified, you must:

  • quarantine for 14 days at a place determined by an authorised officer
  • get tested immediately and again on days 5 and 13 after your arrival
  • wear a face mask any time you come into contact with the public for the 14 day quarantine period, for example, when getting tested

Anyone who has been in New South Wales since 30 April 2021 should closely monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild.

To view these exposure locations, go to health.nsw.gov.au and search ‘latest COVID-19 case locations’.

For more information and to complete the above form, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

Coming from Western Australia

If you visited any of the locations listed on the Western Australia Department of Health website at the specified dates and times should immediately self-quarantine, get tested for COVID-19 and complete this form to notify SA Health that you were at this location.

The Perth and Peel regions of Western Australia are no longer considered restricted zones.

Unless you have been otherwise directed by SA Health, anyone who arrived in South Australia from the Perth or Peel Regions since 17 April is no longer subject to entry requirements. This removes the testing requirements and restrictions on entry to high risk settings and COVID Management Plan events.

To access the list of exposure sites, visit healthywa.wa.gov.au. Under the ‘What’s popular’ tab, click on ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19)’. Scroll down and click on ‘What locations have been visited by confirmed cases?’

To access the SA Health form, visit sahealth.sa.gov.au and click on ‘COVID-19 health alerts: current hotspots’. Then, select ‘Complete this form’.

Low community transmission zones

People coming from low community transmission zones can travel freely to South Australia. A low community transmission zone includes the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria.

Travel within South Australia

You can travel within most of South Australia.

Some Aboriginal communities, such as the APY Lands, have applied specific border restrictions. Go to covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities and select ‘Restrictions on movement into Aboriginal communities’ for more information.

Leaving South Australia

Check the relevant state or territory’s travel restrictions to find out if you can travel there from SA. You must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration before you return to SA.

Travelling from New Zealand

South Australia’s borders are open to New Zealand.

Travellers from New Zealand may enter South Australia without the need to quarantine or get a COVID-19 test.

This is provided the only location outside Australia that they have been in during the period of 14 days before their arrival in South Australia is New Zealand.

For more information, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au select ‘Restrictions and responsibilities’ and click on ‘Travel restrictions’.

For more information about travel from New Zealand, visit covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone.

Exposure locations

Several COVID-19 exposure locations have been identified in New Zealand. Anyone who has recently returned from NZ and visited any of the locations listed on the NZ Ministry of Health website at the specified dates and times, should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. They should also get tested on day 5 and day 13 since they were last at the location.

To find these locations go to health.govt.nz, then click on ‘COVID-19 The latest information’. Then click on ‘Contact tracing locations of interest’.

People who are currently in quarantine may apply for an exemption to leave quarantine by using the SA Health Essential Traveller exemption application.

For more information about travel from New Zealand, visit covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone.

International travellers

Anyone arriving to SA from overseas — other than from New Zealand — must complete mandatory supervised quarantine for 14 days in a medi-hotel approved by SA Health. Travellers must be tested for COVID-19 within the first 24 hours after they arrive, on day 5 and again on day 12.

The following quarantine fees apply:

  • $3,000 — 1 adult
  • $1,000 — each additional adult
  • $500 — each child
  • no charge for children under 3

The hotel quarantine fee is a fixed cost which covers your meals and room. Australian citizens and permanent residents may apply for a fee waiver. Payment plans are also available. For more information, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au and click on ‘Travel restrictions’.

Face masks

Face masks — covering the mouth and nose — are mandatory at all times while on an airplane or in any airport in South Australia.

There are some exemptions:

  • A person is not required to wear a mask if they have a relevant medical condition, including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition. Evidence of a relevant medical condition must be produced on request — such as a letter from a healthcare provider.
  • A mask doesn’t need to be worn where seeing the mouth is essential for communication.
  • You can take your mask off to eat or drink.
  • A child under the age of 12 is not required to wear a mask.

For more information on restrictions in South Australia, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au. South Australians can also contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, 9am to 5pm daily.

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