COVID-19 information for tourism industry

This page provides information and resources for South Australia’s tourism industry relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For official information and advice about COVID-19 in South Australia, please refer to SA’s COVID information site at



South Australia is open to visitors from interstate and overseas.

Interstate arrivals

There are no requirements for interstate travellers to apply to enter South Australia, and no COVID-19 testing requirements prior to departure or on arrival.

For further information, see:

International arrivals

All international arrivals (including those arriving by sea) must observe Commonwealth entry requirements, including declaring vaccination status and completing a Digital Passenger Declaration.

For further information, see:

For information on testing positive to COVID-19 while on holiday or travelling through South Australia, and for accommodation providers, see SA Health's advice here


For details of activity restrictions in South Australia (including mask requirements and COVID-SAfe Check In), refer to

For information about support for businesses impacted by COVID-19, visit:

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Support is available if you can't earn an income because you or someone you're caring for has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

For information about the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, visit the Services Australia website.


COVID Management Plan

A COVID Management Plan, approved by SA Health, is required for gatherings and activities of more than 1,000 people. 

For further information, see creating a COVID Management Plan

For information about financial support for organisers of cancelled or postponed major public events, see

For information about delivering a COVID-safe event, refer to the SA Government’s official COVID information site at In particular, you may wish to review the current activity restrictions and business requirements (including Covid Management Plan requirements).

Make sure your event is listed with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse to receive valuable exposure through and other SATC marketing activities. Read more about creating your ATDW event listing here.

There is no longer any requirement to have the COVID-SAfe QR code check-in for defined public activity such as at hospitality venues. It is only required at high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities. 

For further information, see

International cruise ships are now permitted to arrive and depart from Australian ports, after the Federal Government's ban ended on 17 April 2022.

Refer to South Australia's official COVID-19 information site at: