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South Australia Closes Border To Greater Melbourne

A hard border between South Australia and Greater Melbourne kicked in overnight after new coronavirus cases were announced in Victoria.

A hard border between South Australia and Greater Melbourne kicked in overnight after new coronavirus cases were announced in Victoria.

A hard border is now in place between South Australia and Greater Melbourne, meaning travellers from Melbourne are unable to cross into SA unless they have prior approval.

The South Australia governement website reads ‘persons who have been in Greater Melbourne on or after 4 February 2021, will be prohibited from entering South Australia unless they are an Essential Traveller or an exempt person.’

Exempt persons include:

  • Returning SA resident
  • Genuine relocation
  • Fleeing Domestic Violence

All of which will be required to self-quarantine at a suitable place for 14 days upon arrival and submit to COVID-19 testing on day 1, 5 and 12 pursuant to their restrictions.

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Those who have been in the Greater Melbourne area — including Sunbury, where several locations have been listed as possible exposure sites — at any time from Thursday, February 4 are not permitted to enter South Australia.

People who were in South Australia prior to the hard border closure, but have been in the Greater Melbourne area must have a COVID-19 test immediately and self-quarantine until they received a negative test result. They must then get tested again on day 5 and day 12.

According to a report by the ABC, South Australian authorities flagged their intention to close the border earlier this week but were waiting for further information from the Victorian Government.

Authorities have not yet announced how long the border closure is set to be in place for.

We will keep you up to date when we know more.

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