SA border with NSW to officially open

South Australia’s Premier, Steven Marshall has announced that the border will be lifted at midnight on Wednesday 22 September.

The long awaited decision on border restrictions between South Australia and New South Wales has been made following the Transition Committee meeting yesterday.

South Australia’s Premier, Steven Marshall announced that the border restrictions will be lifted at midnight on Wednesday 23 September.

This decision was subject to no community transmission cases surfacing in NSW, with the Premier confirming this morning that the border will officially open tonight.

As of midnight tonight, South Australia will be the first state open to every jurisdiction expect Victoria.

From Thursday onwards, those entering the state from NSW will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days.

However, those who have entered the state in the past 14 days are still required to complete their quarantine.

Concerns regarding a COVID-19 case in NSW from a taxi driver who tested positive on Saturday have been flagged, however, the situation has not been deemed a community transmission case with NSW Health tracing the source of infection.

Despite quarantine restrictions being lifted, SA Police will continue to be deployed at checkpoints to ensure pre-approval needs have been met.

More to come.

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