Contact tracing


The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 40) (COVID-19) Direction came into effect at 12.01 am on 26 February 2021.

For more information and to apply for a cross border travel registration or health exemption visit the SA Police website.

Health alert – Victoria

Effective 12.01am 26 February 2021, people are permitted to enter South Australia from Victoria. There are no testing or quarantine requirements.

People currently in quarantine from Greater Melbourne are no longer required to complete the 14 day quarantine period, provided they did not visit a ‘Tier 1’ exposure site identified on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website. There is still a requirement to get a COVID-19 test on day 1, day 5 and day 12 of arrival.

People currently in quarantine who visited one of the ‘Tier 1’ exposure sites identified on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website at the specified dates and times must complete the remainder of their quarantine period and get tested on day 1, day 5 and day 12. These people can use the SA Health Essential Traveller Application form to receive additional advice about their individual quarantine requirements.

Health alert – New Zealand

People travelling to South Australia from New Zealand will be treated as an overseas arrival and will be required to complete 14 days quarantine.

Essential traveller health exemption

Information relating to applications for SA Health essential traveller status can be found on the sa.gov.au essential traveller health exemption page

Health alert — South Australia

There are no current contact tracing health alerts for locations in South Australia.

View historical contact tracing locations 15 days and older.

All South Australians should get tested for COVID-19 immediately if you have any symptoms, even if mild. Symptoms include:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell
  • diarrhoea and vomiting

If you’ve had a negative test before but develop new symptoms, you do need to have another test.

How does contact tracing work?