Here is a simple guide to travelling to and around South Australia right now.

Travelling around South Australia

For South Australians, there have been no restrictions on travel within our state since May 11. Given we have all spent a lot of time at home in the successful fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia, there's never been a better time to get out an explore our amazing backyard! You can now pull up a seat for a long lunch at your favourite restaurant, enjoy a long-overdue cocktail at your favourite bar or taste your way through world class wines at one of South Australia's amazing cellar doors. Most restaurants, cafes, cellar doors, farm gates and breweries are now open, but if you’re unsure, call ahead and check directly with the tourism operator. Get back to nature camping and caravanning, roadtripping, hiking, biking and fishing somewhere in South Australia's great outdoors or escape for the weekend and cosy up in luxury. Travelling to our various regions is a great way to help re-build the local tourism economy and communities. Go with ‘empty eskies’ and support the region by buying local. Drop into a local farm gate, stock up on artisan cheese, wine, charcuterie and produce. 

Please note, as of August 5, pubs, bars and restaurants in South Australia are only allowed to serve alcohol to patrons who are seated. Home gatherings are also capped at 10 people.

Travelling to South Australia

As of 4 August, travelers from the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland are welcome in South Australia without restriction. Travel from New South Wales and Canberra is permitted, however travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days from arrival and be tested for COVID-19. Currently, no one from Victoria, including South Australian residents, can enter South Australia unless they are deemed essential travelers. Strict border checkpoints are in place.


All travellers from all states intending to travel into South Australia are required to complete the new Online Cross Border Travel Pre-Approval Registration Form prior to travel. For more information please visit the South Australian Police website. This initiative commences on 1 July 2020. Start planning your trip now, you won't believe what awaits in South Australia.

Being COVID-safe

It's now commonplace that tourism businesses have adapted to a 'COVID-safe' way of operating to give you a 'COVID-clean' sense of confidence when booking accommodation or jumping on a tour. While exploring South Australia, it's still important to adhere to social distancing and hygiene to keep South Australia Coronavirus free. Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell you should stay home.

To keep up to date with essential information regarding COVID-19 in South Australia, please visit and to start planning your next getaway, visit our post COVID-19 travel recommendations


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