International arrivals

From 23 November 2021, South Australia has relaxed entry conditions for fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents. COVID-19 vaccination requirements apply to all travellers over 12 years and 2 months of age.

All people planning to travel to South Australia from overseas must complete an EntryCheck SA application. Your EntryCheck SA approval with outline the entry conditions you must comply with on arrival.

All people travelling in and out of Australia should be aware of Australian Government requirements for international travellers. More information is available on the Department of Health's website.

Vaccinated travellers

You can travel to South Australia from overseas if you have completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

You must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test received in the 72 hours prior to arrival. On arrival to SA, you must:

  • quarantine for 14 days (many travellers will be able to quarantine at home using the HealthCheck SA app)
  • have a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival in SA
  • get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in SA
  • get tested again on day 6 and day 13 after arrival
  • complete daily symptom checks for 14 days after arrival using HealthCheck SA
  • not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after arrival
  • not attend a COVID Management Plan event for 14 days after arrival.

If you have not completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the TGA (i.e. had one dose of 2 dose course), you will be classified as an unvaccinated traveller.

Unvaccinated travellers

If you are unvaccinated and do not have an approved medical exemption, you are not permitted to travel to South Australia. This includes returning South Australia residents.

Exemptions will be considered for select reasons (i.e. funerals, end-of-life visits). 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.

If your exemption is approved, you will be advised of your quarantine and testing requirements.

If you are travelling from overseas with an unvaccinated child aged between 12 years and 2 months and 18 years, you and everyone in your travelling group must quarantine for 14 days on arrival to South Australia. You must get tested on arrival and again on day 6 and 13 of quarantine. This is provided all people in your travelling group aged 18 years or older are vaccinated. Depending on your circumstances, your quarantine will be completed at home or at a medi-hotel.

Completing quarantine

Depending on individual circumstances, some travellers may be required to complete quarantine at home using HealthCheck SA or in a medi-hotel.

Your EntryCheck SA or exemption approval with outline your quarantine requirements.

Travelling overseas

Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over who are fully vaccinated with an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine can leave Australia without needing an outwards travel exemption. All children aged under 12 years count as fully vaccinated for travel purposes.

International travel - Australian Government

Travel restrictions - Department of Home Affairs

Page last updated: 27 November 2021