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Cross border travel

We are currently experiencing a large volume of Cross Border Travel Registrations and wish to advise that you may experience a delay in having your registration processed.

Please ensure that you complete your Cross Border Travel Registration at least 7 days before travel.

All travellers should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store prior to travel to South Australia and are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In to scan a QR code specific to the Adelaide Airport immediately after their arrival.

For travellers who do not have a smartphone, they must provide their relevant contact details to a person authorised or required to collect such contact details.

All travellers coming to South Australia must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration, irrespective of where they are travelling from.

Note:  Some travellers must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.  People will experience delays on arrival if they have not completed an application for each person.

If you have current approval to enter SA you do not need to reapply. Conditions of entry will be updated upon the processing of your arrival.

If you do not currently hold approval to SA or your recent application, made under different circumstances, has been declined please complete the Cross Border Travel Registration.


Domestic travellers

Travellers entering South Australia by airplane must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at all times when on the airplane or present at any airport.

Victoria

The Cross Border Corridor is 70km either side of the South Australia / Victorian Border. Note: Excluding Portland, Victoria.

Restrictions

From 6:00pm 22 August 2021, all travellers who have been in Victoria within the past 14 days are prohibited from entering South Australia, excluding Essential Travellers and people escaping Domestic Violence.

Exceptions

Essential Travellers can enter South Australia, but are subject to Level 4 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days (from the day of arrival) when not working, pursuant to their traveller category.
  • 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 South Australia.

People escaping Domestic Violence can enter South Australia, but are subject to Level 5 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
  • Quarantine as directed determined by an authorised officer for 14 days (from the day of arrival).
  • 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 South Australia.
  • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

Where a suitable place of quarantine is not able to be identified, those travellers will be referred to SA Health.

Essential Travellers must self-quarantine in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Note: Specialist workers in essential sectors and remote or isolated workers will be placed at Level 6 (prohibited from entering South Australia) if arriving from the ACT.

These Essential Travellers can apply to SA Health for an exemption if they need to travel to South Australia.

Note: Existing Cross Border Travel Registration approvals for will be maintained for Specialist workers in essential sectors and Remote or isolated workers.

Exemptions

Travellers (other than Essential travellers and people escaping Domestic Violence) may apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page. Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

Transiting through Melbourne Airport

Transiting through Melbourne Airport on a flight from another state is permitted, provided you wear a mask at all times and do not leave the airport.

Passing through from Victoria

Travellers are not permitted to pass through South Australia if they have been in Victoria within the previous 14 days.

New South Wales

Restrictions

Travellers arriving from New South Wales are currently prohibited from entering South Australia, except for Essential Travellers and some permitted arrivals.

Lord Howe Island, is a territory of NSW and should be aligned with New South Wales restrictions. In the event that a traveller wants to dispute the restrictions, they should be advised to lodge an exemption request with SA Health.

Exceptions

Returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating to South Australia must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

Essential travellers, who have been in New South Wales in the 14 days prior to arrival, may enter South Australia subject to Level 4 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13
  • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
  • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public

Essential Travellers must self-quarantine in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.

People escaping domestic violence, who have been in NSW at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, are subject to Level 5 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
  • Quarantine as directed determined by an authorised officer for 14 days (from the day of arrival).
  • 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 South Australia.
  • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

People escaping domestic violence can travel if their matter is urgent. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Commonwealth MPs and staff who have been in NSW at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, will be subject to Level 5 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
  • 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 South Australia.
  • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

Note: Specialist workers in essential sectors and remote or isolated workers will be placed at Level 6 (prohibited from entering South Australia) if arriving from the ACT.

These Essential Travellers can apply to SA Health for an exemption if they need to travel to South Australia.

Note: Existing Cross Border Travel Registration approvals for will be maintained for Specialist workers in essential sectors and Remote or isolated workers.

Transiting through Sydney Airport

Travellers are permitted to transit through Sydney Airport. 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.

Should you leave the airport you will be considered as a traveller from NSW and be subject to level 6 requirements (prohibited from entering), unless you have an exemption.

Passing through from New South Wales

Travellers are not permitted to pass through South Australia if they have been in New South Wales within the previous 14 days.

Australian Capital Territory

Restrictions

Travellers arriving from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are currently prohibited from entering South Australia, except for Essential Travellers and some permitted arrivals.

Commonwealth MPs and staff who have been only in the ACT at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, will be subject to Level 4 requirements provided they have not been in NSW or transited through Sydney airport:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13
  • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
  • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public

Note: Commonwealth MPs and staff are permitted to transit directly through a restricted zone airport other than in New South Wales.

People escaping domestic violence, who have been in NSW at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, will be subject to Level 5 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
  • 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 South Australia.
  • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

People who are overseas arrivals (including South Australian residents or people genuinely relocating to South Australia) having completed 14 days quarantine in the ACT, must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

Exceptions

Returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating to South Australia must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

Essential travellers, who have been in the ACT in the 14 days prior to arrival may enter South Australia subject to Level 4 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13
  • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
  • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public

Essential Travellers must self-quarantine in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.

Note: Specialist workers in essential sectors and remote or isolated workers will be placed at Level 6 (prohibited from entering South Australia) if arriving from the ACT.

These Essential Travellers can apply to SA Health for an exemption if they need to travel to South Australia.

Note: Existing Cross Border Travel Registration approvals for will be maintained for Specialist workers in essential sectors and Remote or isolated workers.

Transiting through Canberra Airport

Transiting through Canberra Airport on a flight from another state is permitted, provided you wear a mask at all times and do not leave the airport.

Passing through from ACT

Travellers are not permitted to pass through South Australia if they have been in the ACT within the previous 14 days.

Queensland

Restrictions

Any person arriving from Queensland is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Western Australia

Any person arriving from Western Australia is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Tasmania

Any person arriving from Tasmania is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Northern Territory

Restrictions

Any person arriving from the Northern Territory is permitted to enter South Australia without restrictions as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is an external territory and unless specifically mentioned in the Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction, remains unrestricted. At present, there is no risk from Norfolk Island. Provided the travellers only transit through a mainland airport, travellers coming to South Australia from Norfolk Island are unrestricted.

Entry into SA Requirements table - in effect 22 October 2021

Essential Traveller table (ACT and NSW) - in effect 22 October 2021

Essential Traveller table (VIC) - in effect 22 October 2021

Cross Border Community members

New South Wales

The NSW Cross Border Corridor has been reinstated.

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

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.

If you are a Cross Border Community Member who travels further than the Cross Border Corridor into NSW, you are not permitted to enter SA. These people can apply to SA Health for an exemption and must receive approval from SA Health before travel.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Vaccinations

From 12:46 pm on 22 October 2021, all NSW Cross Border Community members aged 18 and above must be able to produce evidence of having received at least one dose of a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

A person is not required to have received a first dose of a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before entry if:

  • the person has a medical certificate from a legally qualified medical practitioner certifying that the person has a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on either a permanent or temporary basis in accordance with the guidelines published from time to time by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI); and
  • the certificate specifies the nature of the exemption and the basis on which it applies; and
  • the person produces the certificate on request by an authorised officer.

Read the ATAGI expanded guidance on acute major medical conditions that warrant a temporary medical exemption relevant for COVID-19 vaccines

Victoria

The Cross Border Corridor is 70km either side of the South Australia / Victorian Border. Note: Excluding Portland, Victoria.

Vaccinations

From 12:01am 18 October, all Victorian Cross Border Corridor members aged 18 and above must be able to produce evidence of having received at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.

A person is not required to have received a first dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine before entry if:

  • the person has a medical certificate from a legally qualified medical practitioner certifying that the person has a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on either a permanent or temporary basis in accordance with the guidelines published from time to time by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI); and
  • the certificate specifies the nature of the exemption and the basis on which it applies; and
  • the person produces the certificate on request by an authorised officer.

The ATAGI expanded guidance on acute major medical conditions that warrant a temporary medical exemption relevant for COVID-19 vaccines is available at:  https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/atagi-expanded-guidance-on-temporary-medical-exemptions-for-covid-19-vaccines

COVID-19 testing

As of 12:46pm on 22 October 2021, Cross Border Community Members are no longer required to show evidence of a COVID-19 test, or a negative COVID-19 test result, undertaken within the past 7 days.

Permitted purposes for travel

Permitted purposes for travel are:

  • Employment or education
  • Providing care and support to or receiving care from another person or
  • Obtaining food, petrol or other fuel or medical care or supplies
  • Obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Recreational or competitive sport.

Note: A person may travel with a carer into South Australia to receive emergency health care if they are ordinarily a resident in the Victorian cross border corridor. They are permitted to travel beyond the corridor. Unless the person is conveyed by emergency services they must produce evidence of the medical condition for which they are travelling for treatment.

A person must not have (during the period of 14 days before entering South Australia) been in a restricted zone outside of the Victorian cross border corridor or been associating (in person) with persons from a restricted zone outside the relevant cross border corridors (this includes people from Portland). This includes people who have been in the previous Cross Border Corridor (70km from the border).

Emergency health care means health care undertaken for the management of conditions where the failure to do so expediently and safely will lead to the following outcomes:

  • loss of life; or
  • loss of limb; or
  • permanent disability;

A South Australian resident who travels further than the Cross Border Corridor into a restricted zone is not permitted to return unless they are a person escaping domestic violence with Level 5 requirements or have an exemption from SA Health.

If you are a Cross Border Community Member who travels further than the Cross Border Corridor into Victoria you are not permitted to enter SA.

Cross Border Community Members (and one carer) are permitted to travel to SA including beyond the cross border corridor solely for emergency health care for the management of conditions where the failure to do so quickly and safely will lead to loss of life, loss of limb and permanent disability.

Note: People wishing to enter South Australia cannot associate with people outside of the Cross Border Corridor.

People can apply to SA Health for exemption and must receive approval from SA Health before travel.

VIC/SA 70km Cross Border Corridor (map)

City of Portland restricted zone (map)

Essential Travellers

Vaccinations

All Commercial Transport and Freight Workers arriving by road from the ACT, NSW and Victoria 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.

From 12:01 am on 11 October 2021, all essential travellers aged 18 and above (other than Cross Border Community Members who are ordinarily resident in the Victorian cross border corridor and Commercial Transport and Freight Workers arriving by means other than by road) arriving from the ACT, NSW and Victoria 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.

From 12:01am 18 October 2021, all Victorian Cross Border Corridor members 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.

Evidence includes copy of any document provided to you by your health care worker at the time of your immunisation.

Evidence of your vaccination status can be provided to SAPOL’s Central Assessment Unit now by emailing the relevant document to: SAPOL.Covid19Command@police.sa.gov.au SAPOL encourages you to send evidence of your vaccination in order to avoid delays that may be caused by having to produce it at the time of your arrival. Upon production of the evidence via email or at a border check point, your Cross Border Permit will be updated and there will be no need to produce the evidence on a subsequent arrival if travelling on the same permit.

A person who is unable to produce the evidence may only enter South Australia with an exemption from the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

A person is not required to have received a first dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine before entry if:

  • the person has a medical certificate from a legally qualified medical practitioner certifying that the person has a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on either a permanent or temporary basis in accordance with the guidelines published from time to time by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI); and
  • the certificate specifies the nature of the exemption and the basis on which it applies; and
  • the person produces the certificate on request by an authorised officer.

The ATAGI expanded guidance on acute major medical conditions that warrant a temporary medical exemption relevant for COVID-19 vaccines is available at:  https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/atagi-expanded-guidance-on-temporary-medical-exemptions-for-covid-19-vaccines

Testing requirements

All essential travellers arriving from the ACT, NSW or Victoria (apart from people who are ordinarily resident in the Victorian cross border corridor and essential travellers who are commercial transport and freight workers or emergency services workers) must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before their arrival in South Australia or must be tested immediately upon arrival as directed by an authorised officer.

A person who is unable to produce the evidence may only enter South Australia with an exemption from the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

Emergency Services workers are:

  • not required to submit to COVID-19 testing provided they comply with the clauses in the Cross Border Travel General No 2 and Associated No 49 Directions.

Commercial Transport and Freight Workers who have been in NSW, ACT or Victoria (Restricted Zone) who are:

  • Arriving by Road or Rail – Must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering South Australia, or will be directed to undertake a point-of-care antigen based test and/or a COVID-19 test within 12 hours of entering the State of SA.
  • Arriving by Air – Must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering South Australia, or will be directed to undertake a test within 12 hours of entering the state.
  • NOTE: Air crew who enter the airport terminal and therefore are ‘landside’ are required to show evidence of a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering South Australia, or will be directed to undertake a test within 12 hours of entering the state.Air crew who remain ‘airside’ and do not enter the terminal are not required to be processed by SA Police.
  • Arriving by any other means - Must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hrs prior to arrival or must be tested within 24 hours of entering the state.

For Commercial Transport and Freight Workers coming into South Australia from an Unrestricted Zone (all other states) must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test in the 7 days before arrival.

Commercial Transport and Freight workers (CTFW) are:

  • people who, in the conduct of their duties, are involved in the provision of transport or freight services by road or rail on a commercial basis, including support workers whose entry into the State is essential to the supply chain but who are not travelling in a heavy vehicle or train (This includes those workers carrying out repairs or repositioning empty trailers and prime movers to carry freight, and rail track workers); and
  • people who provide commercial transport or freight services (including any crew on those services) by other means (air, sea etc).

Completing the cross border travel registration form

If you are planning travel to SA, aim to complete the cross border travel registration form at least 7 days before you leave, regardless of where your travel begins.

Note:  Some travellers must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

If you are applying for essential traveller categories (when relevant), please attach relevant documents to assist with assessment and determination.

Self Check-in

Travellers will now receive an email from South Australia Police that requests that they complete a “Self Check-in”. This will “check” them in as arriving in South Australia.

Travellers will either declare that they have arrived, or will be arriving in South Australia as per the date declared on their Cross Border Travel Registration.

The email from South Australia Police will arrive on the day you are expected to arrive in South Australia.

Levels system

A new graduated system for travellers entering South Australia has been developed. The Direction introduces six levels of requirements, restrictions or prohibitions, appropriate to the levels of risks associated with locations for people arriving in the State or have recently arrived in the State.  The Associated Direction specifies the different requirements applying to defined classes of arrivals (including overseas arrivals, essential travellers and permitted arrivals) and specifies places as restricted or prohibited zones.  The Associated Direction reflects the changes to restrictions imposed on travellers from different locations but should be read in conjunction with the General Direction. Each level provides requirements for a traveller dependent on risks associated with COVID 19 transmission in identified jurisdictions, as set out in the “Entry Requirements Chart”.

Entry requirement levels

If South Australia declares that arrivals from a specified location, or a class of arrivals from a specified location, are subject to level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 requirements, those arrivals, or class of arrivals, MUST comply with the requirements set out in the table below.

LevelRequirements
Level 1

COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia

No entry to high risk setting until negative test: A person must not enter or remain in a high risk setting in South Australia for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia or until they get a negative COVID-19 test result unless the person is permitted to enter in accordance with clause 9 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021.

Level 2

COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.

Quarantine until first test: A person must comply with the self-quarantine requirements under clause 10 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021 until they submit to the first required COVID-19 test.

No entry to high risk setting until negative test: A person must not enter or remain in a high risk setting in South Australia for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia or until they get a negative COVID-19 test result unless the person is permitted to enter in accordance with clause 9 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021.

Level 3

COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.

Quarantine until negative test: A person must comply with the self-quarantine requirements under clause 10 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021 until they get a negative COVID-19 test result.

No entry to high risk setting: A person must not enter or remain in a high risk setting in SA for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA unless the person is permitted to enter in accordance with clause 9 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021.

No entry to COVID Management Plan events: A person must not attend any event in South Australia with an approved COVID Management Plan or at which more than 1000 people are present for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Level 4

Self-quarantine: A person must comply with the self-quarantine requirements under clause 10 for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival..

Mask in public: A person 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 South Australia.

Level 5

Quarantine as directed: a person must reside and remain, quarantined and segregated from other persons, at a place determined by an authorised officer for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia

COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.

Mask in public: A person 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 South Australia.

Level 6Prohibition on entry: A person must not enter South Australia.

A high risk setting means each of the following:

  • a residential aged care facility
  • a disability care facility
  • a prison, correctional facility, training centre or other place of custody
  • any of the following areas within a hospital
  • a facility for the provision of health care services
    • an emergency department
    • an intensive care unit
    • a respiratory ward
    • an oncology ward
  • health care services provided in any of the Aboriginal communities listed in Schedule 1 in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel—General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021, or any other Aboriginal community controlled health service.

Overseas travellers

If you are travelling to SA having been in an overseas jurisdiction in the last 14 days, you will be directed to quarantine at a place determined by an authorised officer for a 14 day period commencing on the date of arrival in Australia.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

If you are travelling to SA having been in an overseas jurisdiction (excluding New Zealand and the Cook Islands) in the last 14 days, you will be directed to quarantine at a place determined by an authorised officer for a 14 day period commencing on the date of arrival in Australia.

Any applicant who has completed supervised quarantine within Australia as a result of overseas travel must upload a copy of their completed quarantine certificate to their Cross Border Travel Registration.

If you need to speak to someone about your travel, phone the SA Information Line on 1800 253 787.

New Zealand and the Cook Islands

All travellers entering South Australia from New Zealand or the Cook Islands are subject to Level 5 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
  • Quarantine as directed determined by an authorised officer for 14 days (the day of arrival is not counted and in determining the 14 day period, ie day one is the day after arrival ).
  • 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 South Australia.

Travellers must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration prior to travel.

All travellers should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store prior to travel to South Australia and are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In to scan a QR code specific to the Adelaide Airport immediately after their arrival.

For travellers who do not have a smartphone, they must provide their relevant contact details to a person authorised or required to collect such contact details.

Testing of arrivals

A person who is in quarantine and refuses a COVID-19 test must remain in quarantine for an additional 10 day period and includes other persons quarantining with that person.

A person under the age of 16 years who is required to remain quarantined at a place determined by an authorised officer (international arrival) is required to submit a COVID-19 test on Day 1, Day 5 and 13. If the child refuses or fails to submit to a test, the child must remain in quarantine for an additional 10 days (including carer).

A person must not make a statement on an application or upon arrival that is false or misleading, or refuse or fail to answer questions asked by an authorised officer or a person responsible for assisting in the administration of cross border travel.

Health exemption - Essential Traveller

Some Essential Travellers seeking to enter SA from Prohibited Locations will require written approval from SA Health before submitting a Cross Border Travel Registration to SA Police. An Exemptions Panel led by the Chief Public Health Officer and authorised officers, meets regularly to consider the exemption requests. Your Cross Border Travel application cannot proceed for these categories until you have written approval from SA Health. Attach approvals prior to applying.

All applications for Essential Traveller status from SA Health must be submitted using the online SA Health Essential Traveller Application form

Travellers will be required to wear a surgical face mask in SA when in contact with the public. All overseas travellers are required to have the mandatory COVID-19 testing on day 1, day 5, and day 13 of entry into SA.

The Health Exemption request application, with supporting evidence to support your request, should be submitted to the Exemptions Team as soon as possible and before you apply for a Cross Border Travel Registration from SA Police.

Apply for a health exemption

For families, each individual must complete a separate cross border travel registration form.


Related information

For more information go to www.covid-19.sa.gov.au