South Australian border remains closed to New South Wales

New South Wales residents are still barred from entering South Australia due to coronavirus concerns despite borders being lifted for ACT residents.

SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the risk of a cross-border case was too high to forgo a mandatory quarantine period for NSW residents, however health officials would continue to monitor the situation.

He said ideally they were looking for 14 days of zero community transmission, “which would give us the comfort to remove that 14-day quarantine [period]”.

Those flying from the ACT will be required to declare they had not visited any coronavirus hotspots upon arrival in SA, with those caught lying facing heavy fines or prosecution.

No plans to lift the SA hard border with Victoria have yet been announced.

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