Travel to South Australia is open to travellers from all states, and New Zealand, unless Directions are in place that restrict travel from nominated states or local government areas. Any such restrictions will be listed on the Travel restrictions page. These restrictions remain current and in place until the Directions outlining those restrictions are revoked.
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 SA or your recent application, made under different circumstances, has been declined please complete the Cross Border Travel Registration.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
Dancing is permitted. The density requirement of 3 persons per 4 square metres in a premises applies.
Venues with more than 1000 patrons still need to observe any restrictions of their COVID Management Plan.
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.
As of 28 May, the following Directions are in effect:
- Public Activities Direction (No 24)
- Cross-border Travel Direction—General, and Associated (No 16)
- Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction (No 36)
- Supervised Quarantine Direction (No 8)
- Isolation Following Diagnosis or Close Contact Direction
- Prohibition of Certain Point of Care Tests No 2
To see how these directions are applied, visit the following pages:
- Activities and gatherings
- Travel restrictions
- Business restrictions and closures
- Visits to residential care facilities
See Common questions for more information.