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November 22, 2021

Relaxed travel exemptions from 1 December 2021

On 22 November 2021, the Prime Minister announced the removal of travel exemptions for certain temporary visa holders who are fully vaccinated to take effect from 1 December 2021. This predominantly applies to Students, certain skilled visa, Working Holiday visa, and refugees. It does not apply to tourists. Importantly, this simply removes the need for travel exemptions, and mandatory quarantine…
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November 1, 2021

Travel recommences for vaccinated Australians, though restrictions remain for temporary visa holders

From 1 November 2021, Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over who are fully vaccinated are able to leave Australia without an outward travel exemption. They will also be able to enter quarantine free into the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, and Victoria. Prior to travel, all travelers must request an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (CVIC) to provide as…
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September 10, 2020

New Priority Migration Occupation List & Labour Market Testing (LMT) Requirements (updated: 10 September 2020)

A new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) has been released today which will provide for priority processing of Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa applications for certain critical workers in the health care, construction and IT sectors. A new legislative instrument has also been issued which adds the requirement to advertise on the Government’s Jobactive website in addition to existing…
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July 29, 2020

Update from the ABF Commissioner expanding the “critical skills” and “critical sectors” travel exemption categories

Although Australia’s strict border restrictions due to COVID-19 continue to be in force, the ABF Commissioner may grant a temporary visa holder an exemption for a limited number of reasons: a non-citizen travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response providing critical or specialist…