One of two flights from Melbourne has landed in Adelaide today ahead of tonight’s hard border closure to all but essential workers.

From midnight tonight, even South Australian residents will not be permitted to cross the Victorian border into the state, bringing to an end an existing exemption.

The flight landed in Adelaide just before 10am this morning.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens told the ABC this morning that starting tomorrow, South Aussies will be treated the same way as anyone else crossing the border.

“They will have to meet the essential traveller requirements or they won’t be allowed in,” Commissioner Stevens said.

Premier Steven Marshall put that in simple terms, telling Mix 102.3’s Jodie and Soda that those will mostly be people bringing in essential supplies to SA.

“Truckies that are bringing in our food supplies is the easiest way to explain it,” the Premier told Jodie and Soda.


The restrictions come into effect one day after Victoria chalked up a record day of new cases for Australia, with the state registering 532 new cases on Monday.

Hear the full chat with the Premier here:

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