South Australia brings forward border opening

SA Premier Steven Marshall has released the state's roadmap out of restrictions.

South Australia will ease its border restrictions for double-vaccinated people from November 23 as part of a recently released roadmap out of Covid.

Fully vaccinated domestic travellers will be able to head into the state without quarantining while international arrivals will have the current quarantine duration halved.

Quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers would be removed entirely once 90 per cent of the state’s population over 12 have been fully vaccinated.

“South Australians have worked extraordinarily hard over the last 19 months,” said Premier Steven Marshall. “They’ve stood shoulder to shoulder together.

“There’s got to be some reward for the sacrifices of individuals and businesses.

“From November the 23rd we will be removing our border restrictions, for those people who are double-vaccinated, to come into South Australia.”

Masks will also be mandatory in indoor public settings until the 90 per cent threshold is reached.

“Some restrictions will need to remain in place and we certainly will need to have them in place for some COVID management events,” said Marshall.

However, travellers from local government areas below 80 per cent vaccination levels will need to be quarantine while those coming from an LGA which has community transmission and a [vaccination] rate below 90 per cent will need to do a Covid test.

Density limits, crowd caps for gatherings and crowd caps, bans on standing up while drinking alcohol and dancing in licensed venues will also be scrapped at 90 per cent.

SA Health Covid management plans, for events with more than 1000 guests, will also be required.