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Australia:Travel for fully vaccinated

The news we have all been waiting for – Welcome back to AUSTRALIA!

Almost all fully vaccinated people who hold visas to Australia can travel from 1 December 2021 without a travel exemption.

With one exception (Visitor visas)!

New arrangements for eligible visa holders

From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.

  • Fully vaccinated international students will be among five visa groups allowed to come into Australia from December 1, permit free.
  • Vaccinated travellers from Japan and Korea will be allowed to come into Australia quarantine-free through state programs from December 1.
  • The travel bubble with Singapore is now open.
  • The Victorian Government eased almost all Covid-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated residents.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers from Covid-19 hotspots can now enter Queensland if they meet strict criteria.
  • South Australia will reopen borders on November 23.
  • As of Sunday, 85.1% of people aged 16 and over nationally are double vaccinated. Australia’s Covid-19 vaccination rate has surpassed 90% for a first dose.

Eligible visa holders are people who hold the following 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

Check this link for full details on Vaccinated Travelers

Contact the migration specialists at VISA LOUNGE IMMIGRATION to start your visa and immigration process to Australia as soon as possible.