New South Wales and ACT residents may be able to enter South Australia within weeks.
SA Health’s chief public medical officer Professor Nicola Spurrier has said she wants to see 14 days without community transmission in those areas before borders opened.
Premier Steven Marshall said the earliest the state could open up would be early next week.
“I don’t think it will be this week because Professor Spurrier made it very clear she was looking for 14 days with no community transmission,” he said on Monday.
“I don’t think we’ll reach that and the earliest we could reach that would be early next week.”
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the Transition Committee was hopeful to relax the restrictions with the two areas.
“It means a lot to people to be able to travel into and out of those two locations, so we’re watching really closely,” he told The Advertiser.
“We’re hopeful, the way the NSW Government particularly is dealing with the current numbers they have, continues the way it is.
“It could be days (for borders to reopen) but it is really dependent upon what happens there.”