covid-19 travel information



Businesses on the Island have re-opened, and they are doing everything they can to meet the COVID-19 restrictions.  Please follow COVID Marshal directions, when necessary.

As COVID-19 restrictions have reduced capacity at most dining and cellar door locations, lease consider making bookings ahead of time to avoid disappointment, so that you get the best experience possible.

Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination to socially distance.  With so many beautiful beaches, walking trails and space available.  In early June we will see our restaurants and cellar doors begining to emerge.  It will be a great time to revisit those we have missed, or to discover something new for the first time.

Australia's boarders are still closed to non-essential international travel. Travellers from NT, QLD, TAS, WA and ACT are able to enter South Australia directly without restriction, however remain restricted for VIC and NSW travellers.  South Australians are encouraged to travel to regions within the State.  Please refer to SA Health for more direct instructions. 

For the most accurate health and safety information, please refer to SA Health and South Australian Police


South Australian Travel Restrictions and Recovery Information - Questions and Answers

Tourism Australia have provided extensive CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL SAFETY INFORMATION HERE


Remember what you can do to minimise the risk. 

  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others. 
  • 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement). 
  • If you have a cold or flu symptoms, seek testing and stay home until you are well. 
  • Wash your hands often, wipe frequently touched surfaces, and cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Vulnerable people like the elderly and people with chronic health conditions should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them. 


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions


What are businesses on the Island doing to minimise the risk and keep me safe?

Businesses have implemented their COVID-Safe Plans, and COVID Marshals.  Please look out for signage in businesses to help them to stay compliant.


What is the best way to get to the Island at the moment?

Sealink are operating ferries from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw daily. Check their website for Ferry and Coach timetables.

Qantas Airlines are operating 2 weekly return services to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide.  Check their website for more details and timetables.

Regional Express (REX) are operating 2 weekly return services to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide.  Check their website for further details and timetables.


What is Open and Closed?

Check our up-to date digital Map, which shows you what is open, their opening hours, and any offers they have available.


What Caravan Parks and Camping Facilities are available?

Check out our Caravan and Camping page for all sites information.

National Park and Conservation Parks are open and bookings can be made via the Parks SA Website

Caravan Parks are available, and individual requirements by each operator will need to be followed.  Please check with each Park to determine their requirements.


Can I access Flinders Chase National Park, and other Parks on the Island?

Please Visit our Flinders Chase National Park page to keep up-to date regarding Park Openings. 

Seal Bay Conservaton Park is open, with access to beach tours and the boardwalk to visitors.  Beach tours must be pre-booked.  See here for more information.

To find all available Parks on Kangaroo Island, check the Parks Visitor Guide


What Accommodation is available?

There is a variety of accommodation available on the Island.  Use the below search function to help you find what you are looking for, or visit our Accommodation page.

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