COVID-19 update: Metropolitan Adelaide declared hotspot

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

The Chief Health Officer has declared all of Metropolitan Adelaide in South Australia as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective from 12.01am on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

Anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, who has been in Metropolitan Adelaide in South Australia after 12.01am on 21 July 2021 and arrives in the Northern Territory will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.

Anyone who has left Metropolitan Adelaide before 12.01am on 21 July 2021 is able to enter into the Northern Territory without having to undertake quarantine. This hotspot declaration does not extend back the usual 14 days.

This hotspot declaration is required to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak evolving in South Australia, with four new locally acquired cases.

Anyone already in the Northern Territory who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in South Australia since 8 July 2021 must follow the quarantine and testing directions already in place and listed on the NT COVID-19 website at

Public exposure sites continue to change and it is important that those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory from South Australia check the South Australian Health website daily to review the list of public exposure sites and comply with the directions.

A list of declared COVID-19 hotspots can be found on the NT COVID-19 website

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