South Australia will relax its border restrictions with the ACT from midnight tonight — but restrictions on people from New South Wales will remain in place indefinitely.

South Australia’s Transition Committee met this morning to consider the issue of border controls.

The Police Commissioner said that from midnight people travelling from the ACT will not have to undertake a 14-day quarantine period when they arrive in SA.

They will not be allowed to drive through New South Wales and will have to fly direct to SA.

They will also be required to complete an online pre-approval and must declare they haven’t been to one of the restricted states — NSW and Victoria — in the 14 days before they arrive.

Commissioner Grant Stevens said that for the “foreseeable future”, people travelling from New South Wales will still be required to serve the 14-day quarantine period.

He said that ideally there would need to be no community transmission in NSW for at least 14 days for SA to relax border restrictions with that state.

More to come.

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