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Updated Cross Border Travel Associated Direction – 10 September 2021

10 Sep 2021 2:43pm

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel Associated No 48) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel Associated No 49) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction came into effect at 12.15pm on Friday 10 September 2021.

Key changes include:

Any Essential Travellers (excluding Cross Border Community Members, Emergency Services and Commercial Transport and Freight) who have been in who have been in NSW, ACT or Victoria (Restricted Zone) who are:

  • Arriving by Air – Must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering South Australia.
  • Arriving by any other means - Must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering South Australia, or if an authorised officer is satisfied they were unable to obtain a test or receive the result in that period they must have a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 13.

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.

As at 12.01am on 27 September 2021: Commercial transport and freight workers arriving by road must have evidence of at least one TGA approved COVID-19 vaccination.

There is currently no COVID-19 vaccination requirement for Commercial Transport and Freight Workers arriving by rail, air or any other means.

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.

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