Another holiday hotspot opens to tourists with South Australia announcing EXACTLY when its border restrictions will be lifted
- Fully vaccinated domestic travellers can visit South Australia and not quarantine
- International arrivals will see the current quarantine duration cut to seven days
- Those who are not vaccinated from outside Australia need to serve a fortnight
- Part of Covid-ready roadmap, state pushing for 90 per cent full jab rate by Xmas
South Australian premier Steven Marshall has confirmed border restrictions will be eased for holidaymakers who are double-vaccinated from November 23.
And in good news for international travellers, time spent in quarantine after arriving in Adelaide will be slashed from 14 days to seven days.
Unvaccinated arrivals from abroad will have to serve a full fortnight in isolation.
The development is part of the state’s Covid-Ready roadmap, with the premier stating it was time to ‘reward’ residents for being so diligent during the pandemic.
‘South Australians have worked extraordinarily hard over the last 19 months. They’ve stood shoulder to shoulder together,’ Marshall said.
South Australian premier Steven Marshall has confirmed border restrictions will be eased for holidaymakers who are double-vaccinated from November 23
It is hoped popular destinations such as Glenelg Beach (pictured) will be teaming with people leading into Christmas
‘There’s got to be some reward for the sacrifices of individuals and businesses.
‘I know this (announcement) will be a huge relief for so many South Australians who are wanting to get back to normality as soon as possible.”
And once South Australia achieves a 90 per double vaccination rate – tipped to be by Christmas – quarantine will be completely scrapped for international guests who have had both jabs as well as further restrictions being lifted for locals.
They include public mask use, density limits, gathering and crowd caps, as well as bans on standing while drinking alcohol and dancing in licensed venues.
Following Tuesday’s announcement, the premier is anticipating a dramatic increase from residents looking to be fully jabbed over the next few weeks.
‘I think there will be a big surge now in the vaccination rate,’ Marshall said.
‘The health experts are now telling us that vaccination is our pathway out.’
South Australia’s current vaccination figures for those aged over 16 are 62.6 per cent fully vaccinated and 79.3 per cent first dose.
For those aged 12 and over, the figures are 60 per cent fully vaccinated and 77.2 per cent first dose.
Following Tuesday’s announcement, SA premier Steven Marshall is anticipating a dramatic increase from residents looking to be fully jabbed leading into Christmas (pictured, paramedic Tess Gale being vaccinated)
South Australia’s current vaccination figures for those aged over 16 are 62.6 per cent fully vaccinated and 79.3 per cent first dose (pictured, nurse Annabel Thomas receiving a Pfizer vaccine)