All travellers coming to South Australia must complete the Cross Border Travel Registration form on the SA Police website prior to their travel.

  • Restrictions

    From 12:01 am 29 July 2021, travellers arriving from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are currently prohibited from entering South Australia, except for Essential Travellers and some permitted arrivals.

    Exceptions

    Essential travellers

    Essential travellers, who have been in the ACT in the 14 days prior to arrival may enter South Australia subject to Level 4 requirements:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13
    • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
    • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public.

    Essential Travellers must self-quarantine in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.

    Note: Specialist workers in essential sectors and remote or isolated workers will be placed at Level 6 (prohibited from entering South Australia) if arriving from the ACT.

    These Essential Travellers can apply to SA Health for an exemption if they need to travel to South Australia.

    Note: Existing Cross Border Travel Registration approvals for will be maintained for Specialist workers in essential sectors and Remote or isolated workers.

    SA residents

    Returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating to South Australia must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

    Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

    People escaping domestic violence

    People escaping domestic violence, who have been in NSW at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, will be subject to Level 5 requirements:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
    • Quarantine as directed
    • 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.
    • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

    Commonwealth MPs

    Commonwealth MPs and staff who have been only in the ACT at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, will be subject to Level 4 requirements provided they have not been in NSW or transited through Sydney airport:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13
    • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
    • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public

    Note: Commonwealth MPs and staff are permitted to transit directly through a restricted zone airport other than in New South Wales.

    Overseas arrivals

    People who are overseas arrivals (including South Australian residents or people genuinely relocating to South Australia) having completed 14 days quarantine in the ACT, must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

    Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

    Passing through from ACT

    Travellers are not permitted to pass through South Australia if they have been in the ACT within the previous 14 days.

    Transiting through Canberra Airport

    Transiting through Canberra Airport on a flight from another state is permitted, provided you wear a mask at all times and do not leave the airport.

  • Restrictions

    Travellers arriving from New South Wales are currently prohibited from entering South Australia, except for Essential Travellers and some permitted arrivals.

    Lord Howe Island, is a territory of NSW and should be aligned with New South Wales restrictions. In the event that a traveller wants to dispute the restrictions, they should be advised to lodge an exemption request with SA Health.

    Exceptions

    Essential travellers

    Essential travellers, who have been in New South Wales in the 14 days prior to arrival, may enter South Australia subject to Level 4 requirements:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13
    • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
    • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public.

    Essential Travellers must self-quarantine in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.

    Note: Specialist workers in essential sectors and remote or isolated workers will be placed at Level 6 (prohibited from entering South Australia) if arriving from NSW.

    These Essential Travellers can apply to SA Health for an exemption if they need to travel to South Australia.

    Note: Existing Cross Border Travel Registration approvals for will be maintained for Specialist workers in essential sectors and Remote or isolated workers.

    SA residents

    Returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating to South Australia must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

    Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

    People escaping domestic violence

    People escaping domestic violence, who have been in NSW at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, 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 (from the day of 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.
    • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

    People escaping domestic violence can travel if their matter is urgent. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

    Commonwealth MPs

    Commonwealth MPs and staff who have been in NSW at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival, will be subject to Level 5 requirements:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13.
    • Quarantine as directed.
    • 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.
    • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

    The NSW Cross Border Travel corridor no longer applies and members are not permitted to enter South Australia (Level 6) unless they are an essential traveller (excluding cross border community members) or permitted arrival.

    Overseas arrivals

    People who are overseas arrivals (including South Australian residents or people genuinely relocating to South Australia) having completed 14 days quarantine in NSW, must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

    Note: Submitting the Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will result in a declined application.

    Transiting through Sydney Airport

    If you transit through Sydney Airport from another state,1 upon arrival in South Australia, you will be subject to level 4 requirements:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13
    • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
    • A person must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public

    Should the traveller leave the airport they will be considered as a traveller from NSW and be subject to level 6 requirements (prohibited from entering), unless they have an exemption from an authorised officer.

    1 If you have been in ACT, NSW, QLD or VIC in the 14 days prior to your arrival in South Australia, you will be bound by the higher level of restrictions currently applying to those zones.

    Passing through from New South Wales

    Travellers are not permitted to pass through South Australia if they have been in New South Wales within the previous 14 days.

  • Restrictions

    Any person arriving from the Northern Territory is permitted to enter South Australia without restrictions as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

    All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

  • Norfolk Island is an external territory and unless specifically mentioned in the Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction, remains unrestricted. At present, there is no risk from Norfolk Island. Provided travellers only transit through a mainland airport, travellers coming to South Australia from Norfolk Island are unrestricted.

  • Restrictions

    Any person arriving from Queensland is permitted to enter South Australia without restrictions as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

    All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

    Transiting through Brisbane/Gold Coast Airport

    Transiting through Brisbane/Gold Coast Airport on a flight from another state is permitted provided you wear a mask at all times and do not leave the airport. If you are transiting through Queensland via road, you must take the most direct route, only stop for respite, fuel or an emergency, and you must wear a mask when in contact with the public.

  • Any person arriving from Tasmania is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

    All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

  • The Victorian Cross border corridor is currently defined as the area 70 km either side of the border between South Australia and Victoria.

    Restrictions

    From 6:00 pm 22 August 2021, all travellers who have been in Victoria within the past 14 days are prohibited from entering South Australia, excluding Essential Travellers and people escaping Domestic Violence.

    Exceptions

    All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

    Essential travellers

    Essential Travellers can enter South Australia, but are subject to Level 4 requirements:

    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
    • Self-quarantine for 14 days (from the day of arrival) when not working, pursuant to their traveller category.
    • 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.

    Essential Travellers must self-quarantine in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.

    Note: Specialist workers in essential sectors and remote or isolated workers will be placed at Level 6 (prohibited from entering South Australia) if arriving from Victoria.

    These Essential Travellers can apply to SA Health for an exemption if they need to travel to South Australia.

    Note: Existing Cross Border Travel Registration approvals for will be maintained for Specialist workers in essential sectors and Remote or isolated workers.

    SA residents

    Returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating to South Australia must apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

    Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

    People escaping domestic violence

    People escaping domestic violence can enter South Australia, but 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 (from the day of 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.
    • Must display a sign provided by an authorised officer at the entrance of the place to alert persons attending the place that it is a place of quarantine.

    Where a suitable place of quarantine is not able to be identified, those travellers will be referred to SA Health.

    Exemptions

    Travellers (other than Essential travellers and people escaping Domestic Violence) may apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page. Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

    Passing through from Victoria

    Travellers are not permitted to pass through South Australia if they have been in Victoria within the previous 14 days.

    Transiting through Melbourne Airport

    Transiting through Melbourne Airport on a flight from another state is permitted, provided you wear a mask at all times and do not leave the airport.

  • Restrictions

    Any person arriving from Western Australia is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days. In this case, they would be subject to that zone's restrictions.

    All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

  • Page last updated: 27 September 2021