New Zealand Travellers Land in Adelaide

October 18, 2020 Updated: October 19, 2020

Five travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Adelaide and have been placed in hotel quarantine.

But Premier Steven Marshall has expressed little concern over the arrivals and the breach of COVID-19 rules, saying the state’s systems for dealing with such people had worked.

“My understanding there were three people who came in over the weekend and another two this morning,” Marshall said.

“They were basically met with the normal arrangements at the Adelaide Airport, our systems have worked and they are now in quarantine.

“These passengers identified themselves so obviously the protocol of putting them in hotel quarantine was followed.

“We’re used to dealing with this now.”

As of this week, about 1200 people, mostly returning from overseas, are in hotel isolation in SA.

Marshall said South Australia was also looking very closely at its border arrangements with New Zealand with a view to lifting restrictions.

“We are hopeful we will be able to lift that border restrictions when it is safe to do so,” he said.

By Tim Dornin