The 12 New Zealanders who landed in South Australia unexpectedly yesterday will be allowed out of quarantine, according to SA Police Commissioner, Grant Stevens.
While SA did not enter the trans-Tasman travel bubble, the group that arrived into the state yesterday transited through Sydney, which is in the bubble.
Those who are travelling from NZ will now be able to enter SA with no requirement to quarantine for 14 days.
“We’re happy to receive direct flights from New Zealand,” Mr Stevens says.
“All 12 people we have in quarantine in South Australia have travelled directly from New Zealand, only transiting in Sydney.”
“On that basis direct flights would be within that arrangement and that’s something we’re happy to accommodate.”
Mr Stevens says that the risk associated with the NZ travellers has been assessed by SA’s chief health officer and New Zealand authorities.