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International arrival rules changed in South Australia, Here’ details

These changes made to the Arrivals Associated Direction for South Australia are effective from 18 April 2022.

An international arrival is now defined as a person who arrives in South Australia from a location outside of Australia for 48 hours before their arrival in South Australia. This was previously 7 days.

Vaccinated international arrivals:
·         Previously, vaccinated international arrivals to South Australia were not permitted to enter high-risk settings for 7 days after arrival; this requirement has now been removed.
·         Vaccinated international travellers to South Australia need to undertake a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on arrival and quarantine until they have taken the test.

Additionally, if the person returns a positive RAT result, they need to then have a PCR test immediately by travelling directly to the test site and wearing a mask at all times (this does not apply to people quarantined in a medi-hotel or quarantine facility). 

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People who are quarantined in a medi-hotel or quarantine facility will be directed by an authorised officer in the facility to have a PCR test in the event they return a positive RAT result.

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Adelaide airport; Image Source: @CANVA

Unvaccinated international arrivals:
·         Unvaccinated international arrivals will still be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in South Australia and submit to PCR testing.
International arrivals also need to comply with the isolation, testing, reporting and other requirements of the Emergency Management (Exposure Sites, Contacts and Diagnosis Requirements No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2022.

The following changes made to the Arrivals Associated Direction for South Australia are effective from 12.01 am on 18 April 2022.

All COVID-19 RAT results (including those of international arrivals) need to be recorded on the SA Health website here: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/rapid+antigen+testing+rat+for+covid-19#scrollTo-Reportingyourresult10

The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. For all other existing requirements for international travellers to South Australia, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/travel/international-travel

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

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If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 8am to 8pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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