COVID update 05.02.21

Please see updates below for people entering SA from other states:

Victoria

People travelling to South Australia from the Greater Melbourne area since 28 January 2021 must:

  • get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and self-quarantine until you receive a negative test result.
  • get tested again on day 5 and day 12. There is no requirement to self-quarantine after receiving a negative COVID-19 result in the first test (unless you have symptoms).

The Greater Melbourne area includes the local government areas of Banyule, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Frankstonk, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra and Yarra Ranges.

There are no restrictions on people entering South Australia from outside the Greater Melbourne area. 

WA

Effective 2.00 pm 2 February 2021, the following areas are considered prohibited zones:

  • Perth region
  • Peel region
  • South West region

People are not permitted to travel to South Australia from the above areas unless they are an essential traveller, escaping domestic violence, a returning South Australian resident or relocating to South Australia.

Travellers via car from a low community transmission zone are permitted to travel through WA to enter South Australia, provided they do not stop in a prohibited zone, wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they come into contact with the public and cannot maintain physical distance throughout the journey and use the most direct route, only stopping for respite and other essential purposes (such as fuel).

Travellers via plane from a low community transmission zone area permitted to transit through Perth Airport, provided they are there for no longer than 2 hours and wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they are in transit (including while on the plane).

Entry from outside a prohibited zone

People may travel to South Australia from all areas of Western Australia outside of the above prohibited zones (Perth, Peel and South West regions) and must:

  • get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and self-quarantine until you receive a negative test result.
  • get tested again on day 5 and day 12. There is no requirement to remain in quarantine after receiving a negative COVID-19 result in the first test (unless you have symptoms).

People currently in quarantine who have travelled from Western Australia since 26 January 2021 and who have not been in a Prohibited zone (Perth, Peel and South West Regions) are able to immediately leave quarantine if they have received a negative COVID-19 test result. They complete the remaining of their COVID-19 tests on days 5 and 12.

NSW

People travelling to South Australia who have been in the Greater Sydney Region (as defined by the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 NSW), Central Coast Council or Wollongong City Council in the previous 14 days must:

  • get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and self-quarantine until you receive a negative test result.
  • get tested again on day 5 and day 12. There is no requirement to remain in quarantine after receiving a negative COVID-19 result in the first test (unless you have symptoms).

People currently in quarantine from Greater Sydney Region, Central Coast Council and Wollongong City Council are able to leave quarantine, provided they have received at least one negative test result since arriving in South Australia. 

From 12.01am Sunday 31 January, travellers to South Australia from other areas of NSW (outside of the Greater Sydney Region, Central Coast Council of Wollongong City Council) are not required to seek COVID-19 testing (unless they have symptoms). People who entered before this time must complete all three tests (day 1, day 5 and day 12). There is no requirement to isolate while awaiting COVID-19 test results (unless you have symptoms).


For all the latest updates visit the SA Health website.