Travel exemption updates – November 2020

With the dramatic decrease in COVID 19 numbers in Australia, the Australian Government have added further classes of persons who do not require a travel exemption to enter Australia.  These include:

  • a person who has been in New Zealand for 14 days or more immediately prior to arrival by air in Australia
  • a diplomat to Australia, including their immediate family members holding a subclass 995 visa
  • a person transiting Australia for 72 hours or less
  • airline crew, maritime crew including marine pilots
  • a person recruited under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme
  • a person who holds a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa.

For further information on the classes of persons who do not require a travel exemption to enter Australia, and how to apply for a travel exemption, click here.

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