South Australia announces plans to lift COVID-19 border restrictions

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South Australia will lift COVID-19 interstate border controls on July 20

South Australia will soon be open to visitors, with SA the first state to announce the re-opening of domestic borders.

In a press conference this afternoon, Premier Steven Marshall announced that the transition committee, which met today, had decided that all state border restrictions could be lifted by July 20.

Before that date, South Australia will also consider removing self-isolation requirements for jurisdictions that don’t pose a health risk to the local community. Premier Marshall said he doesn't want to block the movement of people from other jurisdictions that don't pose a health risk to SA.

Mr Marshall’s announcement came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned that States and Territories couldn't welcome international students before opening to domestic travel. “If someone can’t come to your state from Sydney, then someone can’t come to your state from Singapore,” he said. “If you want to open up borders for international students, then you have to open up borders for Australians.”

With other state and territory jurisdictions set to announce their intentions, now might be the time to start booking domestic reward travel.

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