Within the next several weeks, South Australia will reopen its borders to people from New South Wales and Victoria. Border restrictions for fully vaccinated interstate travellers will be lifted from November 23.
Travellers from all other states and territories who wish to visit South Africa must also be fully vaccinated. The quarantine time for properly vaccinated overseas arrivals will also be lowered from 14 days to seven days starting on the day the airport reopens.
Unvaccinated international arrivals will be required to spend 14 days in quarantine. The state’s limit on house gatherings will be increased from 20 to 30 visitors. The mask mandate, however, will stay in effect in indoor settings, and the present density and activity limitations will not be changed.
When the state reaches 90% doubly vaccinated, quarantine provisions for fully vaccinated overseas arrivals will be phased out. Further limitations will be lifted in the state at that time, although high-risk activities, including nightclubs and standing alcohol consumption, will be restricted to fully vaccinated individuals.
The mask regulation will stay in effect in high-risk environments such as hospitals and nursing homes. Premier Steven Marshall stated that the state is likely to have surpassed the 80% completely vaccinated mark by the end of the year. By November 23, with the 90% mark projected to be reached before Christmas.
By Joe Cusmano