Cross border community members to soon be able to travel without needing a reason

CHANGES: South Australian and Victorian cross border communities will be able to travel within the 70km travel bubble without needing a reason to do so from Saturday.
CHANGES: South Australian and Victorian cross border communities will be able to travel within the 70km travel bubble without needing a reason to do so from Saturday.

The South Australian Government has announced a number of new changes today, which includes added freedom to cross border communities.

From Saturday, South Australian and Victorian cross border communities will be able to travel within the 70km travel bubble without needing an exemption.

However, SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said cross border community members will still need to provide some information when crossing the border

"They will have to provide specific information regarding employment or permanent accommodation. We will be able to allow that to occur without an exemption process having to be applied," he said.

"If you live in a cross border community, you are able to travel freely within the 70 kilometres either side of the border, without any specific purpose being identified."

South Australians returning home and Victorians moving permanently to South Australia will also be able to come into South Australia from Saturday, provided 14 days of quarantine on arrival is still adhered to.

"These changes are important steps for families and businesses who have been doing it tough in these areas," Premier Steven Marshall said.

Another of the major announcements is the South Australian Government's decision to join the New Zealand travel bubble.

"For some time now, we've been considering joining NSW and the NT in not requiring New Zealanders to quarantine on arrival," Mr Marshall said.

"From today (October 20), South Australia will join the New Zealand travel bubble.

"This means New Zealanders can travel into SA without quarantining, provided they have not been in a restricted jurisdiction in the last 14 days."

Mr Marshall said the decision will stimulate the South Australian economy, boost tourism and create jobs.

"We will continue to act swiftly on health advice to keep South Australia safe and strong," Mr Marshall said.