South Australia rolls out the welcome mat to Kiwis
With quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand getting the green light, South Australian Tourism Commission Chief Executive Rodney Harrex says South Australia is waiting with open arms to welcome Kiwis back to the state. We expect the first travellers boarding flights to South Australia, will be the visiting friends and relatives’ market, but pent-up travel demand and with so many experiences here in South Australia that we know Kiwis love – from outdoor retreats surrounded by nature, to tasting delicious locally produced food and award-winning wine – means there is huge potential.”
Mr Harrex says that with such a strong connection between New Zealand and Australia, and a record 43,000 trips made by New Zealanders to South Australia in 2019, the appetite for travel to South Australia from Kiwis remains strong. “Pre-COVID, visitation to South Australia was the highest we’ve ever seen so we can’t wait to have Kiwis travel to our region again. The announcement also provides a boost for our local industry and a blueprint for the safe restart of international tourism.
Mr Harrex says the SATC has a very strong working relationship with Air New Zealand and in partnership with Adelaide Airport had been working with Air New Zealand to ensure the state was ready to go for two-way traffic.
All travellers arriving in Adelaide and South Australia are required to download the mySA Gov App from Google Play or the App Store prior to travel, and are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In to scan a QR code specific to the Adelaide airport immediately after their arrival.
For travellers without a smartphone, they must provide their relevant contact details to a person authorised or required to collect such contact details at the airport. Once in South Australia, travellers must ‘scan in’ using the COVID Safe Check-In when arriving at a business, venue or event in South Australia.