South Australia just hours away from opening borders

South Australia is just hours away from opening its borders, with the state government’s entry website already sent more than 25,000 applications.

As of 12.01am, interstate visitors will be allowed to enter the state provided they are fully vaccinated and have applied through the government’s EntryCheckSA process.

Quarantine requirements depend on where a person has arrived from. International visitors or domestic arrivals from areas deemed “high risk” will need to quarantine for seven days.

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall updates the media.
South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said the state is ready to open. (Nine)

Most interstate arrivals will need to take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to arriving in South Australia.

Premier Steven Marshall said that the state had been working on becoming COVID-ready for “months”.

Traffic queued at the pop up Covid-19 testing site at Waterworld in Ridgehaven in Adelaide, South Australia.
Police reinforcements have been sent to interstate road borders where people are expected to cross after midnight. (Getty)

“A lot of people have been waiting for this day. They’ve been dislocated from friends and family and of course they’ve been dislocated from business opportunities,” Mr Marshall said.

South Australia’s current double-dose vaccination rate is 77.4 per cent, shy of the state’s anticipated 80 per cent target to open state borders.

Police reinforcements have been sent to the state’s land borders, as authorities expect hundreds of residents to enter the state via road after midnight.

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