Cross-border restrictions

All travellers coming to South Australia must complete the Cross Border Travel Registration at least 7 days prior to travel, irrespective of whether they are from a low community transmission zone or a prescribed location.

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

New South Wales COVID-19 traveller information

Effective 12:01 am 14 January 2021, the following restrictions now apply to travel between New South Wales and South Australia.

The following areas of New South Wales are now declared Prohibited locations:

Travellers are not permitted to travel to South Australia from the above areas unless they are an essential traveller or an exempt person.

Travellers may travel to South Australia from all areas of New South Wales outside of the above areas, but must submit to a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12.

Queensland traveller information

Travellers from the Greater Brisbane Area are still subject to 14 day quarantine upon arrival in South Australia and must submit to a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12.

For more information, visit the Travel Restrictions page.

COVID SAfe Check-In campaign

From 14 December, retail stores are required to keep a record of everyone who enters their stores. This includes staff and customers at supermarkets, department stores, hardware stores and general retail stores. Stores must display a QR code and people are required to check in upon entry.

A range of resources for businesses and consumers, including translated materials, are available from COVID SAfe Check-In.

Scanning a business's QR code with the mySA GOV app is the best way to check in.

Mandatory mask use

From Wednesday 23 December, masks will no longer be mandatory for people in health care settings. More information on mask use, including frequently asked questions, is available at

Current restrictions

The number of people at a place must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres.

Private functions, including weddings and funerals, can host 200 people.

Gatherings at a private residence are allowed a maximum of 50 people.

If you have been in a High Community Transmission Zones on a relevant date as defined by SA Health, you must self-quarantine at suitable location for 14 days and get a COVID-19 test immediately, and on day 5, and day 12 of quarantine.

Current restrictions

As of 1 January, 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: 15 January 2021