Compulsory vaccines for essential travellers

JABS FOR TRAVEL: COMMERCIAL transport and freight workers entering South Australia by road must provide evidence of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination if they have been in NSW, Victoria or ACT in the 14 days prior to their arrival.

COMMERCIAL transport and freight workers entering South Australia by road must provide evidence of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination if they have been in NSW, Victoria or ACT in the 14 days prior to their arrival.

On October 3, South Australia Police emailed all current holders of this class of Essential Traveller required to provide evidence of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination.

The email requested permit holders to provide a copy of vaccination evidence via email to SA Police’s Central Assessment Unit via SAPOL.Covid19Command@police.sa.gov.au.

Evidence includes a copy of any document provided to you by your health care worker at the time of immunisation, or the Medicare certificate for those fully vaccinated.

Once evidence is provided, the traveller’s Cross Border Permit will then be updated, with no requirement to produce the evidence on a subsequent arrival if travelling on the same permit

Other categories of Essential Traveller who have been in NSW, Victoria or ACT in the 14 days prior to arrival – namely National and State Security and Governance, Emergency Services Workers, Remote or Isolated Worker, Specialist Workers in Essential Sectors, Passing Through, and Foreign Diplomatic or Consular Staff – must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccination if arriving after 12.01 am on October 11.

These classes of Essential Traveller received an email on October 5.