The South Australian Government will reopen the state's borders to Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory from midnight as it further accelerates the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
The change means travellers from those jurisdictions will no longer need to isolate themselves for 14 days when they arrive in South Australia.
SA Premier Steven Marshall today said a decision to open the Queensland border is also under consideration.
Whilst the change applies for travellers coming into SA, the Premier said it would be up to other states to decide whether similar arrangements will apply for South Australian residents travelling interstate.
"This effectively means people who are returning from those jurisdictions or coming in from those jurisdictions will not be required to do the 14 days of self-isolation," Mr Marshall said.
"It's important for me to point out this doesn't mean that those jurisdictions have lifted their borders for South Australians going into their jurisdictions.
"What we are effectively doing is removing the border on our side … that means that we should see more people travelling into South Australia."
NSW and Victoria still of concern
The State Government last week announced South Australia would open all its borders to all states by July 20, but said it would seek legal advice about bringing that timeline forward for individual states.
Mr Marshall said the state's transition committee was also considering opening borders to Queensland, but held off for now.
He said the committee was still concerned with coronavirus numbers in other states.
"We didn't make a decision on Queensland today, but it's likely we will again meet later this week or early next week and we can again consider whether we can remove that state border with Queensland," he said.
"We are still concerned about New South Wales and Victoria.
"The ACT has done particularly well, I'm sure that's something that's going to be considered by that transition committee in the coming meetings."
Mr Marshall also provided further detail about last week's announcement that public assemblies of up to 300 will be permitted from this Friday.
He said there would also been an easing of restrictions for indoor fitness, dance and yoga classes in South Australia.
"For indoor classes that have previously just had that 10-limit on it, we will allow that to move to 20 if one person per seven square metres can be provided," he said.
"This in particular relates to fitness classes, dance classes and yoga."