Online forms to help border crossings

Online forms to help border crossings

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PEOPLE wishing to cross the border into SA will be able to apply for pre-approval through an online form.

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PEOPLE wishing to cross the border into SA will be able to apply for pre-approval through an online form.

The form will be launched on Wednesday, July 1, as part of new measures to streamlines processes and provide more certainty for cross-border travelers before the reach the border.

The anticipated turnaround to these applications will be within 72 hours.

Any individual who intends to visit or return to the state should complete the online form prior to arriving in SA, regardless of the location they are travelling from.

The pre-approval process will identify whether the person is an essential traveller, needs to self-quarantine or is able to travel without restrictions.

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Those who have completed the form and have been granted pre-approval will receive a return email with the results and a unique reference number, which will need to be presented to the border patrol on arrival.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens said the pre-approval process would increase efficiencies and streamline processes for those wishing to enter SA.

"The aim of the new online process is to significantly reduce waiting times and ensure consistency for people at our borders," he said.

The forms will be available at sa.gov.au or on the SA Police website.

As it stands, travellers entering directly from NT, Qld, Tas and WA are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days, with these restrictions are also expected to be removed for travellers from Vic and NSW on July 20.

Other changes this week include the allowance for a number of new activities, including indoor meetings, sport, ceremonies, and hospitality venues, with the social distancing requirements within venues reduced to one person per two square metres.

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