Update to COVID-19 Cross Border Direction, South Australia

COVID-19 Directions have been updated in South Australia in response to the recent reduction of risk by people travelling from the Greater Brisbane Area.

Updates have been made to the Cross Border Travel. These updates provide information on the lifting of restrictions for people coming from the Greater Brisbane Area.

Cross Border Travel Direction No 29

The Cross Border Travel No 28 Direction comes into effect as of 12.01am Sunday 17 January 2021.

The key changes are as follow:

  • Entry from Greater Brisbane area
  • From 0001 Sunday 17 January 2021 people entering South Australia from the Greater Brisbane Area will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. However, they will be required to submit to a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12. (Please note, you must complete all 3 tests if entering SA between 0001hrs 17 January and 0001hrs 21 January 2021)
  • From 0001 Thursday 21 January 2021 people entering South Australia from the Greater Brisbane Area will no longer be required to self-quarantine or submit to a COVID-19 test.
  • SA Health will be contacting people currently in quarantine from Greater Brisbane. Anyone in quarantine must remain there until contacted and authorised to leave. Persons who have been in high risk locations will be required to finish remaining quarantine.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Direction and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Direction for further information.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 28) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 29)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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