SOUTH Australia's borders will open to WA, NT and Tas from midnight tonight (Tuesday), Premier Steven Marshall announced today.
Having managed 21 days without a new COVID-19 infection, Mr Marshall said it was an appropriate time for the state government to start slowly lifting travel and lifestyle restrictions in a bid to resume a normal way of life.
The new travel rules mean people entering SA from WA, NT and Tas will no longer have to serve out a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. A decision on Qld will be made later in the week.
Mr Marshall said he was waiting on the three states for a reciprocal agreement to allow SA travellers interstate without quarantine.
"This means people who are returning from those jurisdictions or coming in from those jurisdictions will not be required to do the 14 days of self-isolation," he said.
"This doesn't mean that those jurisdictions have lifted their borders for South Australians going into their jurisdictions.
"We are effectively removing the border on our side. That means that we should see more people travelling into SA."
Mr Marshall reiterated plans to open borders to all states by July 20. He said the state had done a great job in tackling the COVID-19 crisis and now needed to do a great job to reinvigorate the economy, get people back to work and support business in the state.
"There has been a massive improvement in every jurisdiction across the country," he said.
"We look forward to a time when the whole country will be open to interstate travel."
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