COVID-19 SOUTH AUSTRALIA TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND RECOVERY
Welcome back to South Australia! We know that so many holiday-makers have had to cancel holidays or postpone, not only because of COVID-19, but because of the bushfires in December and January. But now, finally, we can welcome you back into the warm embrace of our borders! Here is a simple guide to travelling 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.
Travelling to South Australia
It's been four months since we've been able to welcome our family, friends and visitors from across the border. And we've missed you! The good news? Travelers from the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland are now welcome in South Australia and from 20 July, 2020, South Australia will reopen its borders to all interstate visitors and travel will be unrestricted. People who arrive from interstate will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days and you'll be able to travel at liberty. There will be no border checkpoints or the need to sign any declarations.
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.
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 sa.gov.au/covid-19 and to start planning your next getaway, visit our post COVID-19 travel recommendations.