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 the quarantine of international arrivals to South Australia.

Direction details

The direction stipulates that all passengers arriving after 12.01 am on 29 March 2020 will be directed to accommodation nominated by South Australia Health and remain in quarantine at that location or 14 days from the date of arrival in Australia.

Each state and territory is implementing similar directions and any South Australian coming into another state or territory from overseas will be required to remain in quarantine in that state or territory before returning to South Australia. Upon returning to South Australia, following a period of quarantine in another State or Territory, a further 14 days of self-quarantine will apply in South Australia.

Further restrictions have also been made in relation to essential travellers who arrive from overseas by either boat or aircraft. For example a flight or boat crew who arrive from overseas into South Australia will be required to self–quarantine at the conclusion of their duties for 14 days or until they leave South Australia, which-ever is shorter.

Upon returning to South Australia, following a period of quarantine in another State or Territory, a further 14 days of self-quarantine will apply in South Australia.

This Direction is the latest to be issued and will remain current until it is updated or removed.

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