The previous admit one ticket system at Adelaide airport has been replaced with a mandatory QR check-in process, and I’m kind of sad about it.

South Australian authorities have gone digital with visitors coming into Adelaide using a new QR code process.

Seemingly a much thorough, easier and all-round better process, the novelty of having an admit one ticket was very amusing. Social media went into a frenzy over the tickets, comparing them to a ‘circus admission’, having an entry in the ‘meat tray’ and ‘going to the movies’ back in the day.

Having begun on Tuesday, the process has all travellers entering SA filling in an online Cross Border Travel Registration prior to entering.

They will receive an email from SA police with a link that allows them to self-check-in upon arrival.


For those entering SA, it is suggested to download the mySA GOV app as it can be used for the COVID Safe Check-In QR code at Adelaide Airport upon arrival.

Alternatively, if you’re not in the digital age, you can provide your contact details in writing.

For more information call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between 9am and 5pm seven days per week.