Interstate contact tracing and exposure locations



SA Health has identified exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19 interstate.

Please see the information below and follow the relevant health advice.

New South Wales  Health alert

If you have been in New South Wales in the last 14 days you are not permitted to enter South Australia.

All people wishing to travel to SA must apply for approval to enter using the SA Health Essential traveller health exemption form. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and priority will be given to urgent compassionate applications.

If you are a returning SA resident who has completed 14 days in a supervised quarantine facility in NSW, you must also apply to enter using the SA Health Essential traveller health exemption form.

Upon arrival to SA, travellers from NSW must:

  • quarantine for 14 days, this may be at a medi-hotel
  • get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • get tested on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine

Essential travellers and Commonwealth MPs are also permitted, however they must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Cross Border Travel Direction.

Transit through NSW

You may transit through NSW by road, provided you travel via the most direct route, do not stop, except for essential purposes (i.e. in an emergency or for respite or fuel), and wear a mask at any time you come into contact with the public.

If you transit through Sydney Airport, on arrival to SA you must:

  • quarantine for 14 days
  • get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • get tested on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine
  • wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time you come into contact with the public for 14 day quarantine period (i.e. when seeking testing).

If you are entering from NSW, ACT, Victoria or Greater Brisbane and transit through Sydney Airport, you must comply with the testing or quarantine requirements that apply to these zones.

NSW cross border community

From 12.01am 19 July 2021, the NSW cross border corridor is reduced to Broken Hill City Council and the townships of Manna Hill, Olary, Tikalina and Cockburn.

Cross border community members who live within the corridor who are travelling for a permitted purpose are not subject to testing or quarantine requirements, provided they have not travelled outside the corridor in the last 14 days.

Permitted purposes for travel includes for employment or education, to provide or receive care and support from another person, to obtain food, fuel, medical care and supplies, recreational or competitive sport or COVID-19 vaccination.

Australian Capital Territory — Health alert

If you have been in ACT in the last 14 days you are not permitted to enter South Australia.

All people wishing to travel to SA must apply for approval to enter using the SA Health Essential traveller health exemption form. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and priority will be given to urgent compassionate applications.

If you are a returning SA resident who has completed 14 days in a supervised quarantine facility in ACT, you must also apply to enter using the SA Health Essential traveller health exemption form.

Upon arrival to SA, travellers from ACT must:

  • quarantine for 14 days, this may be at a medi-hotel
  • get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • get tested on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine

Essential travellers and Commonwealth MPs are also permitted, however they must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Cross Border Travel Direction.

You may transit through an airport in ACT, provided you do not leave the airport.

You may transit through ACT by road, provided you travel via the most direct route, do not stop, except for essential purposes (i.e. in an emergency or for respite or fuel), and wear a mask at any time you come into contact with the public.

Victoria — Health alert

If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days you are not permitted to enter South Australia.

Entry is permitted for returning residents, people relocating to South Australia, and people fleeing domestic violence, however, on arrival you must:

  • quarantine for 14 days
  • get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • get tested on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine
  • wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time you come into contact with the public for 14 day quarantine period (i.e. when seeking testing).

Essential travellers are also permitted, however they must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Cross Border Travel Direction.

You may transit through an airport in Victoria, provided you do not leave the airport.

You may transit through Victoria by road, provided you travel via the most direct route, do not stop, except for essential purposes (i.e. in an emergency or for respite or fuel), and wear a mask at any time you come into contact with the public.

Victorian cross border community

From 5.47pm 31 July 2021, the Victorian cross border corridor is extended to 70 km either side of the border.

Cross border community members who live within the corridor who are travelling for a permitted purpose are not subject to testing or quarantine requirements on arrival to SA, provided they have not travelled outside the corridor in the last 14 days.

Permitted purposes includes for employment or education, to provide or receive care and support from another person, for recreational or competitive sport, to obtain food, fuel, medical care and supplies or COVID-19 vaccination.

Queensland — Health alert

Arrival from Greater Brisbane

If you have been in Greater Brisbane in the last 14 days you are not permitted to enter South Australia.

Entry is permitted for returning residents, people relocating to South Australia, and people fleeing domestic violence, however, on arrival you must:

  • quarantine for 14 days
  • get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • get tested on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine
  • wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time you come into contact with the public for 14 day quarantine period (i.e. when seeking testing).

Essential travellers are also permitted, however they must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Cross Border Travel Direction.

Greater Brisbane includes Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich, Redland, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset.

Arrival from Queensland (excluding Greater Brisbane)

From 5.10pm 2 August 2021, if you are entering South Australia and have been in Queensland (excluding Greater Brisbane) in the last 14 days, you must:

  • get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and quarantine until you receive a negative result.
  • get tested again on day 5 and day 13 after arrival
  • not attend a COVID Management Plan event for 14 days after your arrival.
  • not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after your arrival, unless you meet requirements to be permitted (i.e. urgent medical care or end of life visit). High risk settings include disability and aged care or correctional facilities and an emergency department, intensive care unit, respiratory ward or oncology ward of a private or public hospital.

Arrival from a Queensland exposure location

If you are currently in South Australia and visited any exposure locations on the Queensland Health website at the specified dates and times, you should:

  • quarantine for 14 days after arrival
  • get tested as soon as possible
  • get tested again on day 5 and day 13
  • wear a face mask at any time you come into contact with the public for the 14 day quarantine period (i.e. when seeking testing)
  • complete this form to notify SA Health that you were at this location.