Updated Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction 15 June, South Australia

The Cross Border-Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia. The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 16 comes into effect at 4:13 pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The following applies:

Greater Melbourne- Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been in Greater Melbourne any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in South Australia. The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in Greater Melbourne:
    • People arriving in South Australia from Greater Melbourne after 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021- Level 6 requirements. Not Permitted to Enter South Australia.
    • Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals (SA residents, people relocating and people escaping domestic violence) entering South Australia having been in Greater Melbourne any time in the 14 days prior to arrival – Level 4 requirements. Covid-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine for 14 days and must wear a mask when in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival.

Victoria- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in Regional Victoria (everywhere other than Greater Melbourne in the previous 14 days) any time from 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021.
    • People who have arrived in South Australia after 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021 – Level 3 requirements modified. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
    • Essential Travellers entering South Australia after 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021- who are either Commercial Transport and Freight Service workers or Cross Border Community Members are exempt from the testing requirement if they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous 7 days. Essential travellers need not comply with the quarantine requirement while they continue to be an essential traveller, performing the duties, functions or activities of their essential traveller status.

Transiting through the Airport

  • People are permitted to transit through the Melbourne Airport providing that their journey did not originate in Victoria. They must not leave the airport before boarding their flight and must wear a mask for the entire time they are in the airport and on the flight or when they come in contact with a member of the public.

Essential Travellers from Greater Melbourne

  • Essential Travellers include national and state security and governance, emergency service workers, commercial transport and freight services, remote or isolated workers, cross border community members, specialist workers in essential sectors, passing through, foreign diplomatic or consular staff.
  • Although Level 4 requirements are applied to Essential Travellers from Greater Melbourne their restrictions vary from category to category. Please refer to the Direction or ‘Entry into South Australia Table’ for more information :https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

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 15)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 16)(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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