Airport check-in

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

For travellers who do not have a smartphone, they must provide their relevant contact details to a person authorised or required to collect such contact details.

New density requirements

From 12:01 am Wednesday 31 March 2021

  • The Density requirement will move from 1 person per 2 sq metres to 3 people per 4 sq metres (equivalent to 75%)
  • The capacity for cinemas, live theatres, performance venues and places of worship with fixed seating will increase from 75% to 100% provided attendees are wearing a mask
  • Restrictions on dancing will be removed except for venues that are subject to a COVID Management Plan (Nightclubs and venues with over 1,000 people) – e.g. 3 per 4 sq metres will apply to dance floors

COVID Safe Plans will be automatically updated for businesses with an existing plan.

Border restrictions

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

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 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 now 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 will outline:

  • 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).


Restrictions on arrivals from Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Morton Bay and Redlands areas have been relaxed and will be lifted completely from Monday 12 April 2021.

New South Wales

Travellers may enter South Australia from the whole of New South Wales without restrictions.

Refer to Travel restrictions for details on travelling to SA from other states.

COVID SAfe Check-In

Any defined public activity which requires a COVID Safe Plan and gatherings of 51 to 200 people at residential premises, must use an approved contact tracing system which includes the COVID-SAfe Check in, Scan Tek or any other electronic platform which is approved by the state coordinator.

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.

More information:


Venues with fewer than 200 patrons are allowed to have dancing, provided COVID-Safe measures are undertaken, including QR check-in, COVID Marshals in place, and physical distancing of 1 person per 2 square metres.

In venues hosting between 200 and 1000 patrons, dancing is permitted in a designated dancefloor area, to a maximum of 50 people. QR check-in, COVID Marshals and physical distancing of 1 person per 2 square metres will continue to be required.

Venues with more than 1000 patrons will still need to observe any restrictions of their COVID Management Plan.

Mask use

Masks are not required in public settings and are no longer mandatory for people in health care settings. The SA Health website has more information on the use of face masks, including frequently asked questions.


The number of people at a place must not exceed 3 persons per 4 square metres.

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

Gatherings at a private residence are allowed a maximum of 50 people with no requirements.

Gatherings of between 51 and 200 people at a residential premises require a COVID-Safe Plan, a COVID Marshal, and guests must check-in via the COVID SAfe Check-in.

Current directions

As of 9 April, 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: 9 April 2021