19 November 2020

ACT-Adelaide travel restrictions increased as SA COVID-19 cases continue to rise

| Dominic Giannini
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Health checks are being conducted on arrivals from South Australia at Canberra Airport. Photo: File.

People who have been to an identified COVID-19 hotspot in South Australia or have been in contact with a known case will not be allowed into the ACT from 5:30 pm today (19 November), under new measures announced by ACT Health.

In addition, travellers entering the ACT from South Australia will have to fill out an online declaration form 24-hours prior to entering the ACT and returning ACT residents who check either box will be required to self-isolate for 14-days.

There will be no quarantine period for people coming from South Australia who have not been to an identified area or been in contact with a known COVID-19 case.

These arrangements are consistent with the travel arrangements implemented by New South Wales today, ACT Health said.

Non-NSW residents who have been to any areas of concern will not be allowed to enter the state unless they are transiting through.

Victoria has announced new temporary border controls with South Australia from 11.59 pm tonight, meaning drivers cannot travel to the ACT by road from South Australia through Victoria.

Health officials continue to meet arrivals from South Australia at Canberra Airport to conduct health screening and offer testing for anyone displaying symptoms.

Despite the ACT-South Australia border remaining open, only essential travel between the ACT and South Australia should be undertaken.

SA Health confirmed two new COVID-19 cases this afternoon, bringing the total number of active cases in South Australia to 35.

All of South Australia is currently subject to a Stay At Home Direction until 25 November 2020.

For the latest information on COVID-19 hotspots in South Australia visit SA Health.

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