Australia announces easing of travel restrictions from December 1

Australia Family Visas
  • November 26, 2021

Australia is taking additional steps to safely reopen to the rest of the world, with new changes to our international border arrangements taking effect on December 1st.

These changes, which are consistent with the National Plan to Reopen Australia Safely, will ensure that  to protect Australians’ health while reuniting families and securing  economic recovery by opening  border to skilled and student visa holders.

Fully vaccinated eligible visa holders will be able to enter Australia without the need to apply for a travel exemption beginning December 1, 2021. Skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker, and provisional family visa holders, are all eligible.

Under these arrangements, travellers must:

  • Be fully vaccinated with a completed dosage of a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Hold a valid visa for one of the eligible visa subclasses
  • Provide proof of their vaccination status
  • Present a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within three days of departure.

 

Travellers to Australia must follow the quarantine requirements of the state or territory in which they arrive, as well as any other state or territory to which they intend to travel.

The return of skilled workers and international students to Australia will help to cement the country’s economic recovery by providing valuable workers to the economy and supporting the important education sector.

From 1 December 2021, Australia will also welcome back fully vaccinated citizens from Japan and the Republic of Korea. Under these arrangements, citizens of Japan and the Republic of Korea who hold a valid Australian visa will be able to travel from their home country quarantine-free to participating states and territories, without needing to seek a travel exemption.

 

Under these arrangements, travellers must:

  • Depart from their home country
  • Be fully vaccinated with a completed dosage of a vaccine approved or recognised by the TGA
  • Hold a valid Australian visa
  • Provide proof of their vaccination status
  • Present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days of departure.
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