Updated Cross Border Travel Associated Direction No 59, South Australia

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel Associated No 58) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel Associated No 59) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction came into effect at 12:46pm on Friday, 22 October 2021.

Key changes include:

NSW Cross Border Community Members

  • The NSW Cross Border Corridor has been reinstated.
  • NSW Cross Border Community Members who have not left the Cross Border Corridor or have not associated with a person outside the NSW Cross Border Corridor within the past 14 days, are permitted to travel anywhere within SA without restriction.
  • All NSW Cross Border Community members must produce evidence of having received at least 1 dose of a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, in order to be permitted to enter South Australia.

The NSW Cross Border Corridor includes the local government area of Broken Hill and the townships of Manna Hill, Olary, Tikalina and Cockburn.

VIC Cross Border Community Members

  • Victorian Cross Border Community Members are no longer required to produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 test result, within 7 days before their arrival, nor need to undertake a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering South Australia.

Travelling from Queensland via New South Wales to South Australia

  • Travellers entering South Australia from Queensland are permitted to transit through New South Wales.
  • Travellers must:
    • take the most direct and practicable route;
    • not stop except in an emergency or for respite or other essential purposes (such as obtaining fuel): and
    • wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they come into contact with the public and cannot maintain physical distance during their journey.

Transiting through Sydney Airport

  • Transit through Sydney airport is permitted if:
    • They wear a face mask for the entire time.
    • They do not leave the airport before boarding their onward flight.

Additional 14 days quarantine for international arrivals from Sydney

  • International travellers are no longer required to quarantine for another 14 days in South Australia after completing their 14 days quarantine in Sydney. However, once quarantine is completed, they must take the most direct and practicable route when travelling to the airport, not leave the airport before boarding their onward flight to South Australia and must wear a face mask for the entire time. Note: These travellers cannot enter South Australia via road.

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 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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