Increased restrictions on SA travellers

Flights will continue to run from Adelaide and Canberra amid further restrictions to travel from. Picture: Karleen Minney
Flights will continue to run from Adelaide and Canberra amid further restrictions to travel from. Picture: Karleen Minney

Canberrans who have visited hot spots in South Australia will be required to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive home.

Under a new public health direction which came into effect on Thursday, people travelling to the ACT from South Australia must fill out an online declaration at least 24 hours before arrival.

Travellers must declare if they have visited a hot spot in South Australia or had contact a COVID-19 case within the last 14 days.

Those who have had contact must quarantine for 14 days, and those who have not are free to enter the ACT without the need to quarantine.

The following locations in SA have been identified as being of risk:

  • Roma Mitchell Secondary College, Gepps Cross
  • Thomas More College, Salisbury Downs
  • Mawson Lakes School and Preschool
  • Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road, including people who got takeaway or delivery from the restaurant.

Travellers arriving from South Australia are required to present a copy of their declaration on arrival,and must carry it with them at all times during their visit.

The new declaration requirement is in lock-step with measures imposed by NSW.

Meanwhile flights between Adelaide and Canberra are becoming scarce.

Qantas said its two daily flights from Adelaide to Canberra were reduced to a single flight as a result of border restrictions and a drop in demand.

Canberra Airport head of aviation Michael Thomson said the airport supported keeping the border between South Australia and the ACT open under the guidance of ACT Health officials.

Until November 25 only essential travel between South Australia and ACT will be permitted due to the state-wide Stay At Home Direction.

This story New rules for SA travellers to the ACT first appeared on The Canberra Times.