Those returning to South Australia from overseas travel must return in self-quarantine for 14 days or face a $20,000 fine.

Premier Steven Marshall is also set to announce new, random police checks for those returning from abroad, with SAPOL able to act under emergency powers to conduct the spot checks.

Travellers to SA will be monitored too, based on details provided in their incoming visitor cards.

The news comes following DFAT’s advice the all Aussies abroad return home as soon as possible, with the department warning that travellers may not have the option to return soon, as more countries opt to close their borders.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce stricter rules on public gatherings today, following a cabinet meeting last night.

Australians not leaving the country are already being encouraged to practice social distancing, wherever possible.

 

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