Updated Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction 25 May, South Australia

The Cross Border-Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia.

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 13 came into effect at 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Note: persons in South Australia subject to requirements by virtue of Associated Direction No 12 will continue to be bound by those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

The changes apply to those people who have been in particular Victorian locations:

Designated Exposure Sites- Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrivals

  • After 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 all people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who have been at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Public Exposure Site at the specified date and time on the Government of Victoria website above are subject to Level 6 restrictions and are not permitted to enter South Australia. The majority of these people should already be in 14 days quarantine in Victoria and are not permitted to leave quarantine to travel to South Australia.
    • IMPORTANT- This only applies to Tier 1 and Tier 2 sites (not Tier 3) as specified on the Government of Victoria website.
    • Exemptions apply for people who are escaping domestic violence, but these travellers are still subject to the Level 5 requirements.
    • Additional travel exemptions may also be granted with restrictions as determined by SA Health.

City of Whittlesea- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in the City of Whittlesea any time in the 14 days preceding their arrival and has not been in a restricted zone A designated exposure site at the relevant time.
  • These people who enter South Australia after 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 having been in the City of Whittlesea are subject to Level 6 requirements and are not permitted to enter South Australia.
  • Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals (including domestic violence arrivals) who enter South Australia after 6.17pm Tuesday 25 2021 having been in the City of Whittlesea any time in the 14 days preceding their arrival are subject to Level 4 requirements.
    • Level 4 requirements are:
      • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13.
      • They must self-quarantine for 14 days at a suitable place.
      • They must wear a face mask (covering their mouth and nose) at any time they come in contact with the public.

* Note- The City of Whittlesea includes Beveridge, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomaston, Whittlesea, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.

Greater Melbourne- Victorian Restricted Zone C Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone C Arrival is a person who has been in Greater Melbourne any time in the 14 days preceding their arrival and has not been in a Restricted zone A or B.
  • These people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who enter South Australia after 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 having been in the Greater Melbourne area are subject to Level 3 requirements.
    • Level 3 requirements are:
      • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13. They must self-quarantine until they receive the first negative test.
      • The person must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
      • The person must not attend any events with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
  • People are permitted to transit through the Greater Melbourne and Melbourne Airport providing that their journey did not originate in a Victorian Restricted Zone A or B. They must not leave the airport before boarding their flight and must wear a mask for the entirety time they are in the airport and on the flight or when they come in contact with a member of the public. If the person is not travelling via air, they must travel the most direct and practicable route.

*Note- Greater Melbourne includes- Banyule, Hume, Moreland, Bayside, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Boroondara, Knox, Nillumbik, Brimbank, Manningham, Port Phillip, Cardinia, Maribyrnong, Stonnington, Casey, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Darebin, Melbourne, Frankston, Melton, Wyndham, Glen Eira, Monash, Yarra, Greater Dandenong, Moonee Valley, Yarra Ranges and Hobsons Bay, but does not include the City of Whittlesea.

Overseas arrivals are still required to comply with the following restrictions:

  • Overseas arrivals-(except New Zealand arrivals) must continue to comply with level 5 requirements.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 12)COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 13)(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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