Possibility SA borders open to NSW

NSW or ACT residents could enter South Australia without self-isolating as soon as Tuesday.

The announcement to reopen borders could come after the state’s transition committee meets on Tuesday morning.

Premier Steven Marshall said he was keen to open the border the minute he got the advice it was safe to do so.

“We’ve done so well in SA by listening to that expert advice so that’s what we’ll continue to do,” he said on Monday.

“If they make a decision tomorrow authorising travel with the ACT or NSW that will be made immediately.

“We want to give as much of a leg up to people wanting to travel for business or family reunion as quick as possible so we won’t be delaying it.

“It could be tomorrow. I don’t want to pre-empt it because we still want to look at all the data.”

SA borders are currently closed to NSW, the ACT and Victoria. Picture: Jake NowakowskiSource:News Corp Australia

Mr Marshall noted NSW recorded four new infections on Monday, saying the numbers were “looking good”.

“The ACT has had an extended period of very good results. With NSW it’s been more in recent days,” he said.

“It’s a decision that the transition committee will give the government advice on but if they give us the advice tomorrow then we will be very quick to open that border but we’ve always said we don't want to it before it’s safe to do so.”

NSW has recorded a total number of 3981 cases.

The ACT had a total of 113 cases and — like SA — currently has no active cases.

SA Police on border duties. Picture: SA PoliceSource:Supplied

Under current restrictions, anyone coming from NSW or the ACT must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

SA Police also conduct random checks on those self-isolating.

The state’s transition committee as well as the National Cabinet will meet again on Friday.

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