Updated Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction 14 July 2021, South Australia

COVID-19 Directions have been updated in South Australia.

The Cross Border Travel-Associated No 29 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Thursday 15 July 2021.

The following restrictions apply:

Greater Melbourne

  • Any person (including Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals) arriving from Greater Melbourne after 12.01am Thursday 15 July 2021 is subject to level 1 restriction. Level 1 restrictions are:
    • COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival (with no requirement to quarantine)
    • No entry to high risk setting for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia or until they get a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • Commercial Transport and Freight travellers who have been in VIC, NSW or ACT in the past 14 days, must have evidence of having a COVID-19 test within the last 48hrs or must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs of arrival and must QR Code using the approved contact tracing system at the testing station upon entry.
  • Greater Melbourne is defined as: 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, and the City of Whittlesea.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Arrivals

All other restrictions for Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales are still in place. A reminder that as of 12.01 am 15 July 2021 the following restriction comes into place for ACT and NSW Commercial Transport and Freight workers:

  • Commercial Transport and Freight travellers who have been in VIC, NSW or ACT in the past 14 days must have evidence of having a COVID-19 test within the last 48hrs or must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs of arrival and must QR Code using the approved contact tracing system at the testing station upon entry.

As of 12.01am Friday 16 July 2021 the following restrictions apply for Greater Brisbane:

Effective 12.01 am 16 July 2021:

  • Any person (including Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals) arriving from Greater Brisbane, after 12.01am Friday 16 July 2021 is subject to level 3 restriction. Level 3 restrictions are:
    • 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.

Note: The following restrictions are still in place up until 12.01am Friday 16 July 2021 before reverting to Level 3 as above:

  • Greater Brisbane arrivals travelling to SA before 12.01am 16 July- Level 6
  • Permitted Arrivals and Essential Travellers from Greater Brisbane travelling to SA before 12.01am 16 July – Level 4
  • People arriving from Townsville or Big Red Bash any time after 10.45am 8 July 2021- Level 3
  • Greater Brisbane is defined as: City of Brisbane, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Noosa Shire Council, City of Gold Coast, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Redland City, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council.
  • As of 12.01 am on 16 July, travellers who have arrived and are subject to Level 4 restrictions are reduced to Level 3 restrictions from the date of their arrival.

Cross Border Travel Registration Form

  • All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration, irrespective of where they are travelling from.
  • Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.
  • The South Australia Police are experiencing a large volume of Cross Border Traveller Registration. To prevent impost upon your travel arrangements please make your application at least 7 days before you travel.
  • If you are travelling from a restricted zone, your application should relate to one of the Essential Traveller Categories or as a Permitted Arrival (returning SA resident, those genuinely relocating, or people escaping from Domestic Violence (including a person providing support).
  • If you choose to travel before you receive your Cross Border Travel approval, you must bring a copy of your Essential Traveller number and documentation supporting your applications. Please be aware that if you choose to travel before your Cross Border Travel has been approved, be aware that you may not be granted entry to South Australia.
  • Complete the form here: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key 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 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

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

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