South Australia — Visas and Vaccinations
South Australia has a small international gateway compared to other cities in Australia. Nevertheless, the same entry requirements are found in South Australia as in other states of Australia. Visitors from the US and several other nations need an Electronic Travel Authority Subclass 976, which is accessible online. Visit http://travel.state.gov/ for more details about visas for traveling to South Australia.
Health and Safety
When traveling to South Australia in the summer, tourists need to be aware that the sun can be extremely damaging to the skin. While sightseeing, swimming, sunbathing, or enjoying any outdoor activity, tourists should be protecting themselves from the harsh rays of the sun. If possible, try to stay away from the sunlight between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Always swim between the designated swimming areas on beaches. Surfers need to be wary of attacks from sharks. The coast of South Australia is known as the world’s deadliest surfing area, as great white sharks frequently haunt the waters around the Great Australian Bight. However, actually getting attacked by a shark is quite rare.
Outback South Australia is extremely vast. Therefore, visitors traveling to the outer towns of northern South Australia need to aware of the inherent dangers of driving in the outback. If possible, inform others of the route and length of intended travel. Bring extra food and water in case of emergencies, and have emergency contact numbers ready. Of course, make sure the vehicle is capable of making the journey if venturing independent of a tour.