Updated Arrivals Associated Direction 2 December, South Australia

The Emergency Management (Arrivals Associated No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Arrivals Associated No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction came into effect at 5:46pm on 2 December 2021.

Key changes include:

Testing requirements for arrivals from NSW

All arrivals from New South Wales are level 3 (moderate risk) and are required to produce a pre-arrival negative test and test on arrival to SA and quarantine until test taken.

Essential Travellers

Any requirement to test prior to or upon arrival will be satisfied if evidence of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before they enter SA can be produced or have proof a negative test within the past 7 days.

Nhill Arrivals

Nhill residents arriving in South Australia must have a pre-arrival negative test result within 72 hours before they enter the state.

Cross Border Community (NSW & VIC)

For Cross Border Community members in Victoria or New South Wales who travel beyond the Cross Border Corridor in South Australia with a person or people less than 12 years and 2 months of age must:

  • Produce a pre-arrival negative test result within 72 hours before entry to SA
  • Test on arrival to SA and quarantine until test taken

High Risk Travellers

Travellers from High Risk LGAs must:

  • Quarantine as directed for 7 days after arrival (previously 14)
  • Produce a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to arrival in SA
  • Take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in SA
  • Take a COVID-19 test again on days 6 and 13
  • Daily symptom check for 14 days after arrival using HealthCheck SA
  • No entry to high risk settings for 14 days after arrival
  • No entry to COVID Management Plan events for 14 days after arrival

International Travellers

Vaccinated international arrivals who have been outside Australia within the previous 14 days before their arrival into SA must:

  • Quarantine as directed for 14 days after arrival
  • Produce a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test result having been received within 72 hours prior your departure to Australia
  • Take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in SA
  • Take a COVID-19 test again on days 6 and 13
  • Daily symptom check for 14 days after arrival using HealthCheck SA

All people planning to travel to South Australia from interstate and overseas, including returning South Australians, must apply through EntryCheck SA — https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/travel/entrycheck-sa.

Other existing requirements remain.

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

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 8am to 8pm 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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