All people planning to travel to South Australia from interstate or overseas must complete an EntryCheck SA application.

By providing some information, including your vaccination status, EntryCheck SA will assess your COVID-19 risk and advise of any entry conditions.

Exemptions from entry conditions will only be considered for the following reasons:

  • end-of-life visits
  • funerals
  • urgent medical or dental treatment
  • national and state security and governance
  • specialist workers in essential sectors
  • remote or isolated workers
  • cross border community members
  • commercial transport and freight workers
  • domestic violence
  • unvaccinated child aged 12 to 18 years
  • passing through SA
  • returning SA resident

Unvaccinated people travelling from interstate and overseas are prohibited from entering South Australia and must also apply for an exemption. This includes returning South Australian residents.

Applying for an exemption

  • Applications for an exemption are made as an extension of your EntryCheck SA application. You can apply for an exemption via the link in your EntryCheck SA outcome email.
  • You will need to upload evidence to support your application. Examples of this evidence includes proof of residence, employment contact, rental agreement, letter from your employer or a document from a treating doctor or clinician.
  • Each traveller 18 years or older must complete an individual exemption application.
  • If you need to add to or amend your exemption application, you can reply to the email acknowledging the submission of your application. You must not change the subject line in the email.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email. You may need to check your junk mail or spam folder.

You must not travel until you receive approval to travel as part of your exemption application.

Note: In determining eligibility for an exemption, applicant information may be shared between SA Health and SAPOL.

Page last updated: 29 November 2021