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Covid-19 SA Border Requirements - Service Operators, 1 January

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

1 January 2021

Information for Commercial Transport and Freight Services

1 January 2021

Road Border Entry Requirements

All Commercial Transport and Freight Services operators into South Australia are still required to complete a cross border registration form at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Those who completed Essential Traveller cross border registrations are NOT required to update their cross border status and can still travel on their current approvals.

NSW is no longer considered a low transmission zone. Any travellers entering SA from NSW must be deemed an Essential Traveller, an Exempt Arrival, or a Cross Border Community Member as described in the Cross Border Travel Direction here.

All Commercial Transport and Freight Services approved to enter SA from NSW must produce evidence of having a COVID-19 test, or a COVID-19 test result, that is not more than seven days old, upon request from an Authorised Officer (eg SA Police Officer), or obtain a test within 24 hours of entering SA.

Police Officers at the border will note whether evidence of a test was sighted or a direction to obtain a test was given.

Those Commercial Transport and Freight Services approved to enter SA from NSW must not, without the approval of the Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing, the South Australian Chief Public Health Officer or a deputy, enter a disability care, correctional or residential aged acre facility, or a health care facility while they are in SA.

There are no restrictions on travellers who have completed a cross border registration from low community transmission zones such as NT, QLD, WA, VIC, and ACT, provided that they have not been in any place other than the low community transmission zone within the last 14 days. There is no requirement to self-quarantine while waiting for test results, unless displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Testing

All Commercial Transport and Freight Service operators entering SA from NSW must produce evidence of having a COVID-19 test, or a COVID-19 test result, that is not more than seven days old, upon request from an Authorised Officer (eg SA Police Officer), or obtain a test within 24 hours of entering SA.

Other Essential Travellers and Exempt Arrivals entering SA from NSW are required to have a COVID-19 test on day 1, day 5 and day 12 of their arrival into SA. Cross Border Community Members of the 100km Cross Border Corridor in NSW can opt to provide evidence of a test or display a test result within the last 7 days in lieu of the day 1, day 5 and day 12 testing regime.

Commercial Transport and Freight Service operators are no longer required to have a COVID-19 test before entering SA if arriving from low community transmission zones such as NT, QLD, WA, VIC, and ACT.


For updates relevant to industry directions issued in South Australia, visit www.dit.sa.gov.au/covidborderinfo or www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel.