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. A registration must be completed for each person in your travelling party, including all children, or you will experience delays on arrival.

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.

New South Wales 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

Effective 12:01 am 21 January 2021, travellers from the Greater Brisbane Area do not have 14 day self-quarantine upon arrival in South Australia or submit a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12.

If you entered South Australia between 12:01 am 17 January and 12:01 am 21 January 2021, you must submit a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12.

For more information, visit the Travel Restrictions page.

COVID SAfe Check-In

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.

Mask use

Masks are no longer mandatory for people in health care settings. More information on mask use, including frequently asked questions, is available at


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 with no requirements. Gatherings of between 51 and 200 people at a residential premises require a COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Marshal and guests must check-in via the COVID SAfe Check-in.

Current restrictions

As of 22 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: 22 January 2021