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Travelling to South Australia? You no longer need to test on arrival


Interstate arrivals into South Australia who can provide evidence of an negative test results and do not present with symptoms will no longer have to undergo a PCR test on arrival or on their sixth day of their stay in the state.

 

 

The testing requirements were removed as part of an effort to ease “frustration over long waits for COVID testing”, the state’s premier Steven Marshall said.

 

“We have received advice from SA Pathology and SA Health that it is now appropriate to focus our testing efforts on South Australians with symptoms, close contacts and any other people directed by SA Health, rather than asymptomatic interstate arrivals who have recently returned a negative test.

 

“This will free-up resources which can be concentrated on South Australians getting tested.”

 

However Marshall reiterated that interstate arrivals with symptoms must still get tested immediately upon arrival into South Australia.

 

The news comes as the state’s new $43 million Granite Island Causeway and the Remarkable Rocks boardwalk on Kangaroo Island re-opened this morning.

 

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Published: 22 December 2021

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