Arriving from overseas

Any person wishing to enter South Australia from overseas will be required to complete the Cross Border Travel Registration on the SAPOL website. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Any applicant who has completed supervised quarantine within Australia as a result of overseas travel must upload a copy of their completed quarantine certificate to their Cross Border Travel Registration.

If you need to speak to someone about your travel, phone the SA Information Line on 1800 253 787.

Overseas arrivals are subject to any requirements specified in the Cross-Border Travel—Associated Direction.

From New Zealand or the Cook Islands

All travellers entering South Australia from New Zealand or the Cook Islands are subject to Level 5 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
  • Quarantine as directed determined by an authorised officer for 14 days (the day of arrival is not counted and in determining the 14 day period, ie day one is the day after arrival).
  • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Travellers must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration prior to travel.

All 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.

From all other countries

If you are travelling to SA having been in an overseas jurisdiction in the last 14 days, you will be directed to quarantine at a place determined by an authorised officer for a 14 day period commencing on the date of arrival in Australia. (Note - the day of arrival is not counted and in determining the 14 day period, ie day one is the day after arrival ).

Read more about International arrivals, including quarantine fees, applying for financial hardship and testing requirements.

Testing of arrivals

A person who is in quarantine and refuses a COVID-19 test must remain in quarantine for an additional 10 day period and includes other persons quarantining with that person.

A person under the age of 16 years who is required to remain quarantined at a place determined by an authorised officer (international arrival) is required to submit a COVID-19 test on Day 1, Day 5 and 13. If the child refuses or fails to submit to a test, the child must remain in quarantine for an additional 10 days (including carer).

A person must not make a statement on an application or upon arrival that is false or misleading, or refuse or fail to answer questions asked by an authorised officer or a person responsible for assisting in the administration of cross border travel.

Any person wishing to enter South Australia from overseas will be required to complete the Cross Border Travel Registration on the SAPOL website.

Compliance

If you are directed by a health professional or law enforcement agency to quarantine for 14 days, you must do so.

A $1,000 on-the-spot fine can be issued to anyone breaching self-quarantine requirements.

SA Health and SA Police are working together to monitor people who should be in quarantine and fines may be issued to people who breach these directives.

Travelling overseas

To New Zealand

Quarantine-free travel from Australia has been suspended. For 7 days from 11:59pm (NZT) on Friday 23 July, New Zealand residents will be able to return. The suspension will continue for a further 8 weeks and will be reviewed in September.

All other countries

For other destinations, if you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident you cannot leave Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions unless you have an exemption. See the federal Department of Home Affairs information on Leaving Australia.

Page last updated: 27 September 2021