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.

Current Direction details

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on Monday 11 May 2020 at 12:00 am. Cross-border travel direction number 3 is revoked.

Changes include:

  • some essential travellers must now keep records of close contact for a 14 day period commencing on the date of arrival in South Australia
  • who qualifies as an essential traveller
  • anyone entering remote communities is now subject to ‘The Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency)(Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential)(Emergency Requirements for Remote Communities) Determination 2020’.

Anyone who claims to be an essential traveller will be required to provide evidence that they fall within the defined categories listed within Schedule 1 of the Direction.

This Direction came into effect on Monday 11 May 2020 at 12:00 am.

Cross-border Travel Direction (No 4) (PDF, 1.6 MB) - 9 May 2020
Cross-border Travel Direction (No 4) (RTF, 122.3 KB) - 11 May 2020

Essential traveller - record of close contact form (PDF, 415.0 KB) - 9 May 2020
Essential traveller - record of close contact form (DOCX, 1.8 MB) - 9 May 2020

Who is an essential traveller (PDF, 173.7 KB) - 9 May 2020
Who is an essential traveller (DOCX, 165.4 KB) - 9 May 2020

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 660.3 KB) - 11 May 2020
Frequently asked questions (DOCX, 196.7 KB) - 11 May 2020

Page last updated 11 May 2020