Updated Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction 13 July 2021, South Australia

Updates have been made to Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction in South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 27) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 28) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 which will come into effect at 12:01am on Tuesday 13 July 2021.

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales

The changes impacting travellers entering South Australia from New South Wales and the ACT include:

From 12:01am 13 July 2021:

  • Any person arriving who has been in New South Wales or the ACT in the past 14 days is prohibited from entering South Australia unless they are an essential traveller, genuinely relocating to South Australia or escaping a domestic violence situation.

    Note: Returning South Australian residents who have been in New South Wales or the ACT can apply for an exemption from SA Health to travel to South Australia. https://forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/6024a3b1ad9c5c1f9ced9e10/app/60ebdb744d43312d04c7bf3b

    • Essential Travellers can enter South Australia from New South Wales or the ACT, but have varying restrictions depending on their type. Please refer to the table for more information: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel
    • People escaping Domestic Violence or genuinely relocating to South Australia from New South Wales or the ACT, can enter South Australia, but will be subject to Level 5 requirements:
      • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
      • Self-quarantine as directed
      • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.
  • Note: People genuinely relocating and people escaping Domestic Violence from New South Wales or the ACT, must receive approval, prior to arrival from SA Health for a suitable location for quarantine upon arrival in South Australia.
  • People who are Overseas arrivals having completed 14 days in quarantine in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory, must comply with transit provisions to return to SA. Upon arrival in South Australia, they are subject to Level 3 requirements:
    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
    • Self-quarantine until negative test
    • No entry to high risk setting for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia
    • No entry to COVID Management Plan events at which more than 1000 people are present for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Effective 12.01 am 15 July 2021:

  • Commercial Transport and Freight must get a COVID-19 test in South Australia in first 24 hours and must use the approved contact tracing system at the testing station.

Queensland

  • People who enter SA after 10.45am 8 July 2021 from Townsville City Council and Big Red Bash 2021 still have Level 3 restrictions.
  • All other restrictions for the Greater Brisbane are remain in place.

For 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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