When the Prime Minister makes recommendations to the states about restriction guidelines relating to COVID-19, each state must then consider how those recommendations will be applied. They are not enforceable in South Australia until the State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts a Direction.

The South Australian Directions apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

A direction is in place regarding traffic entering South Australia.

If you are travelling into South Australia, by road or via the Adelaide airport, you need to complete the cross border pre-approval form 14 days prior to your arrival.

Pre-approval will speed up the border crossing process and provide certainty for you about any restrictions that may apply before reaching the border.

Current Direction details

This direction may be cited as the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

It came into effect at 12:01am on Thursday 24 September 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 15) (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 4.1 MB) - 23 September 2020
Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 15) (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 220.1 KB)- 23 September 2020

For information on how this Direction is applied, see Travel restrictions.

More information

FAQs related to this Direction are in the Cross border travel section on the Common questions page.

Who is an essential traveller Schedule 1 (PDF, 318.7 KB) - 24 September 2020
Who is an essential traveller Schedule 1 (DOCX, 552.1 KB) - 24 September 2020

Who is an essential traveller Schedule 2 (PDF, 411.8 KB) - 24 September 2020
Who is an essential traveller Schedule 2 (DOCX, 551.3 KB) - 24 September 2020

Essential traveller table (PDF, 125.7 KB) - 24 September 2020

Essential traveller - record of close contact form (PDF, 415.0 KB) - 24 June 2020
Essential traveller - record of close contact form (DOCX, 1.8 MB) - 8 September 2020

Travel exemption information fact sheet (PDF, 103.0 KB) - 9 September 2020
Travel exemption information fact sheet (DOCX, 178.6 KB) - 9 September 2020

Page last updated: 24 September 2020