As a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a couple of stringent travel restrictions have been lately imposed by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. This has allowed permanent Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members to travel back to Australia with effect from 20th March 2020 from 9 pm onwards (AEDT).
Besides, all the Australian visa holders coming back to Australia need to stay in self-isolation for the next 14 days at their concerned destination including hotel or any other accommodation with effect from 28th of March, 2020 from 11.59 pm onwards (AEDT).
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Some of the exemptions imposed on the travel ban executed by the Australian Department of Home Affairs are applicable to all those who are:
Temporary Australian visa holders who are immediate family members of a permanent Australian resident needs to prove their relationship through substantial evidence. Travelers who need to travel back to Australia on a compassionate or substantial reason will also be applicable to a few of these visa exemptions.
Whether you are a permanent Australian resident, citizen or a New Zealand resident or citizen, then you need to comply with certain conditions to come to Australia effortlessly.
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All Australian permanent residents and citizens cannot travel from Australia with effect from 25th March 2020 from 12.00 am onwards (AEDT) only if they aren’t:
Remember, you need to apply online for this to the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force. Besides, travelers coming to Australia will need to go for a self-isolation for the next 14 days depending on each of their concerned Australian states/territories.
The extra exemption facilities imposed by the Commissioner of Australian Border Force are applicable to those who are:
Apart from meeting any of the positional criteria mentioned above, the applicant also needs to provide certain necessary details to apply for an exemption through the Commissioner’s Discretion. These include essential details like date of birth, passport number, your valid Australian address and passport number apart from the case information including the reason to get an approval of your exemption via the Commissioner’s discretion. These have to be accompanied by a valid statement or evidence which proves that you have met any of the aforesaid positional criteria successfully.
Apart from all the visa related information said above, there are also some crucial facts worth taking into consideration in relation to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. These include:
Also, all of them need to stay in 14 days quarantine after reaching Australia.
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