New Restrictions on International Travellers into South Australia – New COVID-19 Declaration

An update has been made which affects people who are returning from International travel back into South Australia.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 within South Australia the State Coordinator, has made a direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 relevant to International Travellers.

The direction stipulates that all passengers arriving after 10pm on 28 March 2020, will be transported to accommodation provided by South Australia Health and remain in supervised quarantine for 14 days from the date of arrival in Australia.

Each State and Territory is implementing similar directions and any South Australian coming into another State or Territory from overseas will be required to remain in supervised quarantine in that State or Territory before returning to South Australia.

Further restrictions have also been made in relation to essential travellers who arrive from overseas by either boat or aircraft. For example a flight or boat crew who arrive from overseas into South Australia will be required to self–quarantine at the conclusion of their duties for 14 days, or until they leave South Australia, which-ever is shorter.

Upon returning to South Australia, following a period of supervised quarantine in another State or Territory, a further 14 days of self-quarantine will apply in South Australia.

Members of the public are urged to read the direction in full, which can be found here

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days per week or go to the SAPOL website at

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