If South Australia declares that arrivals from a specified location, or a class of arrivals from a specified location, are subject to Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 requirements, those arrivals, or class of arrivals, MUST comply with the requirements set out below.

Level 1

  • COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia.
  • No entry to high risk setting until negative test: A person must not enter or remain in a high risk setting in South Australia for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia or until they get a negative COVID-19 test result unless the person is permitted to enter in accordance with clause 9 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021.

Level 2

  • COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.
  • Quarantine until first test: A person must comply with the self-quarantine requirements under clause 10 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021 until they submit to the first required COVID-19 test.
  • No entry to high risk setting until negative test: A person must not enter or remain in a high risk setting in South Australia for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia or until they get a negative COVID-19 test result unless the person is permitted to enter in accordance with clause 9 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021.

Level 3

  • COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.
  • Quarantine until negative test: A person must comply with the self-quarantine requirements under clause 10 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021 until they get a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • No entry to high risk setting: A person must not enter or remain in a high risk setting in SA for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA unless the person is permitted to enter in accordance with clause 9 of Cross Border Travel - General COVID-19 Direction 2021.
  • No entry to COVID Management Plan events: A person must not attend any event in South Australia with an approved COVID Management Plan or at which more than 1000 people are present for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Level 4

  • Self-quarantine: A person must comply with the self-quarantine requirements under clause 10 for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
  • COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.
  • Mask in public: A person 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.

Level 5

  • Quarantine as directed: a person must reside and remain, quarantined and segregated from other persons, at a place determined by an authorised officer for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia
  • COVID-19 test within 24 hours after their arrival in South Australia, then on the 5th day and 13th day after their arrival.
  • Mask in public: A person 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.

Level 6

  • Prohibition on entry: A person must not enter South Australia.

High risk setting

A high risk setting means each of the following:

  • a residential aged care facility
  • a disability care facility
  • a prison, correctional facility, training centre or other place of custody
  • any of the following areas within a public or private hospital:
    • an emergency department
    • an intensive care unit
    • a respiratory ward
    • an oncology ward
  • health care services provided in any of the Aboriginal communities listed in Schedule 1 in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel—General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021, or any other Aboriginal community controlled health service.

Clause 9

While some restrictions exclude people from entry to high risk settings, clause 9 allows for entry to high risk settings in the event of an emergency.

It allows for:

  • emergency services workers to remain in a high risk setting (e.g. a hospital) if required during an emergency
  • a person to attend a hospital or health care service if they need medical treatment
  • a person to enter a residential aged care facility for an end-of-life visit.
Page last updated: 27 September 2021