South Australia is currently under Level 1 restrictions with some additional restrictions.

22 Oct 2021

A new Cross Border Travel Associated Direction is in place from 4:50 pm. It re-establishes a Cross-border corridor with some areas in NSW (including Broken Hill) and relaxes requirements on international arrivals quarantining in both Sydney and Adelaide. It also allows for transit via Sydney airport and car travel from QLD via designated routes through NSW.

Travel restrictions, Cross border communities and Common questions have been updated.


The Activities section lists current public activity restrictions.

Activities are covered by two Directions:

  • Activities—General Direction
  • Activities—Associated Direction

The General Direction lays out different levels of requirements and what restrictions are applicable to each level.

The Associated Direction is designed to act as an appendix to the General Direction and outlines which level of restrictions is currently in place.

Border restrictions

The Travel restrictions page lists specific areas and conditions of entry to South Australia for travellers from restricted areas. These restrictions remain current and in place until the Directions outlining those restrictions are revoked. If an area or state is not mentioned, there are no restrictions imposed for that location.

All travellers coming to South Australia must complete the Cross Border Travel Registration irrespective of where they are travelling from. This includes returning residents.

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 enter SA, or your recent application, made under different circumstances, has been declined please complete the Cross Border Travel Registration.

Travel Directions

Cross border travel is covered by two Directions:

  • Cross Border Travel - General Direction
  • Cross Border Travel - Associated Direction

The General Direction lays out requirements and restrictions on anyone entering South Australia, appropriate to the risk associated with where they have been prior to their arrival.

The Associated Direction is designed to act as an appendix to the General Direction and outlines:

  • specific areas that are currently restricted or prohibited
  • any requirements for defined classes of arrivals (e.g. overseas arrivals, essential travellers and other permitted arrivals).

COVID SAfe Check-In

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

General retail premises, and businesses that conduct a defined public activity, an activity with more than 100 people attending, or passenger transport services must use the COVID SAfe Check-In or other approved contact tracing system.

The QR Code will be issued upon the completion of an appropriate COVID-Safe Plan.

The QR code must be displayed in the premises/business/venue.

All people entering the place must upload their relevant contact details to the approved contact tracing system. This upload is automatic when you use the COVID SAfe Check-In to scan the QR code. Paper recording logs will be made available as a back-up for people who don’t have a smart phone.

More information:

Current directions

As of 4:50 pm, 20 October 2021, the following Directions are in effect:

To see how these directions are applied, visit the following pages:

See Common questions for more information.

Page last updated: 22 October 2021