Interstate Travellers Allowed Into SA Via Online Application

Border restrictions have eased for people entering South Australia, but travellers must apply for pre-approval prior to reaching South Australia’s borders

The South Australian government has eased border restrictions for people entering South Australia, however, travellers will need to apply for approval.

A post on the South Australia Facebook Page said the following:

People wishing to enter South Australia will soon be able to apply for pre-approval prior to reaching South Australia’s borders.

The online form will be launched on Wednesday 1 July, as part of new measures to streamline processes and provide more certainty for cross border travellers before they reach the border.

The online application form can be accessed from Wednesday via or the SA Police website and it is anticipated that applicants will receive a response to their application within 72 hours.

Any individual who intends to visit or return to the state should complete the online form prior to arriving in South Australia, regardless of the location they are travelling from. The pre-approval process will identify whether the person is an essential traveller, needs to self-quarantine or is able to travel without restrictions.

Those who have completed the form and have been granted pre-approval will receive a return email with the results and a unique reference number which will need to be presented to the border patrol on arrival.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens said the pre-approval process will increase efficiencies and streamline processes for those wishing to enter South Australia.

“The aim of the new online process is to significantly reduce waiting times and ensure consistency for people at our borders,” Commissioner Stevens said.

For more information about current travel restrictions in South Australia, please visit

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