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Relief for Border Communities as Restrictions Ease

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Cross border restrictions with regional Victoria have again been relaxed, following a meeting of the state's Transition Committee.

From Saturday 24 October, people will be able to travel up to 70 kilometres either side of the border without a specific reason.

Families and friends will be reunited and shops, pubs and services on either side of the border have expressed relief about the change as they anticipate more visitors in the coming weeks.

Those coming into SA from VIC will need to complete a Cross Border travel approval form online.

Those wanting to move here permanently will not need an exemption but 14 days in quarantine is still required on arrival.

Travel restrictions with New Zealand have also been relaxed, so direct flights into Adelaide can resume.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here:https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

For further information call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to the SA Health website atwww.sahealth.sa.gov.auorwww.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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