From 1 December we can welcome back eligible visa holders

We are delighted to hear the news from Scott Morrison that from 1 December 2021, eligible visa holders* will be able to come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.

This is fantastic news for individuals who hold these visas and also for the large number of industries and education institutions who have been experiencing significant staff shortages and are reliant on overseas workers.

*Eligible Visa Holders are currently as follows (however this list may be updated at any time):

Eligible Visas
Subclass 200 – Refugee visa
Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa
Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa
Subclass 203 – Emergency Rescue visa
Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa
Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
Subclass 407 – Training visa
Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 500 – Student visa
Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)
Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa

All travellers arriving into Australia must be double vaccinated with a vaccine accepted by the Australian government and have a PCR test before they board their flight. Requirements for eligible travelers are outlined on the following website which is updated regularly: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers

It is important to note that each state and territory has varying quarantine rules and therefore full details must be understood before making travel arrangements and updated details are available here: https://www.australia.gov.au/states 

For any questions or assistance, please get in touch with our team of experts: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

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