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Current restrictions in South Australia

South Australia is now officially open to all visitors, both from interstate and overseas. Below we have summarised what you can expect upon arrival to South Australia, but for any information on restrictions, testing and vaccination requirements we ask that you refer to the SA Health COVID-19 page. This is the official and trusted South Australian government source of all COVID-19 travel information. 

What do I need to know about travelling to South Australia from overseas?

International visitors are welcome to travel to South Australia. While travel may not look the same after the pandemic, the South Australian government has endeavoured to make it as safe as possible for both locals and visitors alike. 

All visa holders from Europe, including visitors to South Australia from Germany and the UK, can travel to Australia. All information about coming to Australia, including what you need to do before you travel, current restrictions and exemptions and applying for visas can be found at the home affairs government portal - Coming To Australia

*Please note this information was last updated September, 2022. 

All information about coming to Australia, including what you need to do before you travel, current restrictions and exemptions and applying for visas can be found at the home affairs government portal - Coming To Australia. Further information about travelling to New Zealand, or returning to New Zealand from South Australia can be found at the official New Zealand COVID-19 government website. Visiting South Australia from New Zealand? check out our New Zealand page. 

*Please note this information was last updated September, 2022. 

All visa holders from South East Asia, including visitors from Singapore, can travel to Australia. All information about coming to Australia, including what you need to do before you travel, current restrictions and exemptions and applying for visas can be found at the home affairs government portal - Coming To Australia

*Please note this information was last updated September, 2022. 

All visa holders from the United States of America can travel to Australia. All information about coming to Australia, including what you need to do before you travel, current restrictions and exemptions and applying for visas can be found at the home affairs government portal - Coming To Australia. Visiting us from the US? Check out our US guide to the artisan South Australia

*Please note this information was last updated September, 2022. 

Life in South Australia may look a little different from when you last visited us, or if you haven't visited us, a little different to your home country. South Australia is a very safe place to travel to, with over 90% of people aged 12 years and over double vaccinated against COVID-19. Case numbers remain relatively low compared to other major cities in Australia and overseas, and as such we have been able to maintain a great quality of life.

South Australia remained essentially COVID-19 free, or what we call "COVID zero" until late 2021. Once the majority of our population was vaccinated, we opened our borders to the rest of Australia - allowing COVID-19 into the community. Naturally case numbers began to rise in early 2022 and we adjusted our way of life accordingly, but in reality it was meeting the "new normal" that many people globally have come to expect.

  • We wash our hands regularly and expect you to use the hand sanitizer provided at the front of all shops, restaurants, bars and hotels
  • We encourage social distancing

For information on hand hygiene, click here. For all other information on COVID-19, please refer to the official South Australian health body, SA Health


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