Changes to international arrivals, interstate testing requirements and cross border community take effect immediately

SA Police have announced that changes have been made to the Emergency Management Arrivals Associated Direction tonight.

SA Police have announced that changes have been made from 5pm today, to the Emergency Management Arrivals Associated Direction tonight.

Those changes include:

ūüĒĻ International Travellers and High Risk arrivals (level 5)

With the emergence of the Omicron Variant all internationals travellers and people arriving from High Risk locations from within Australia arriving in South Australia or International travellers transiting through another port directly to South Australia must now undertake 14 days quarantine.

ūüĒĻ Testing Requirements

Travellers entering South Australia from Low Risk or Moderate Risk LGAs will need to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before arrival.The provision permitting people to have a COVID-19 test when they arrive in South Australia and quarantine until they receive a negative test result has been removed.

All people planning to travel to SA from interstate or overseas also need to complete an EntryCheck SA application, including South Australian residents.
You need to include evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination, whether you are arriving from overseas, and where you have spent most of your time interstate. Depending on your level of risk, you will be advised of your entry conditions. You may need to complete quarantine and testing requirements using HealthCheck SA.
For more information, visit

ūüĒĻ Cross Border Community (NSW)

For Cross Border Community members who travel beyond the Cross Border Corridor into South Australia with a person or people less than 12 years and 2 months, all travellers are required to:·

  • COVID-19 test taken in 72 hours prior to arrival in SA with a negative result
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival in SA quarantine until test taken.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here:

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at or

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