When the Prime Minister makes recommendations to the states about restriction guidelines relating to COVID-19, each state must then consider how those recommendations will be applied. They are not enforceable in South Australia until the State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts a Direction.

The South Australian Directions apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

A direction is in place regarding traffic entering South Australia.

If you are travelling into South Australia, by road or via the Adelaide airport, you need to complete the cross border pre-approval form at least 72 hours prior to your arrival.

Pre-approval will speed up the border crossing process and provide certainty for you about any restrictions that may apply before reaching the border.

Current Direction details

Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 is now in effect.

Changes include:

  • This Direction allows for people travelling directly from Queensland to South Australia, having spent the last 14 days in Queensland immediately prior to arrival, to be released from the requirement to self-quarantine.
  • All travellers who are currently in quarantine, having arrived directly from Queensland will be released from the need to self-quarantine effective at 12:01am on Saturday 20 June 2020.
  • All other provisions previously contained within the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 6) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 are contained within the new Direction and still require members of the public travelling from other States or Territories to comply with the quarantine or Essential Traveller provisions.

Cross Border Travel Direction 2020 (No.7) (PDF, 2.4 MB) - 19 June 2020
Cross Border Travel Direction 2020 (No.7) (RTF, 176.2 KB) - 24 June 2020

Frequently asked questions Cross border Travel Direction (No 7) (PDF, 289.5 KB) - 7 July 2020
Frequently asked questions Cross border Travel Direction (No 7) (DOCX, 193.9 KB) - 7 July 2020

Who is an essential traveller Schedule 1  (PDF, 465.7 KB) - 24 June 2020
Who is an essential traveller Schedule 1 (DOCX, 164.8 KB) - 24 June 2020

Who is an essential traveller Schedule 2 (PDF, 467.7 KB) - 24 June 2020
Who is an essential traveller Schedule 2 (DOCX, 163.1 KB) - 24 June 2020

Essential traveller - record of close contact form (PDF, 415.0 KB) - 24 June 2020
Essential traveller - record of close contact form (DOCX, 1.8 MB) - 24 June 2020

Page last updated: 3 July 2020