Travel Restrictions: When and How?

Author: Kite Union Migration

Published: 12 Jan, 2021

Happy New Year from us all at Kite Union Migration! We wish you and your families all the best for this coming year.

So, we are in a new year, how is the situation for you in Australia now?

If you are in Australia, you will be well aware of all the movement restrictions that are going on between all the states and territories.

 

If you are a Non-Australian

If you are outside of Australia, you may have heard about the limited numbers being permitted to entry into Australia due to the fear of introducing new strains of Covid-19 into this country. Therefore, unless you are immediate family of an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen living here, have the critical skills required by the Australian Government or are sponsored in one of the occupations in this list – https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/employing-and-sponsoring-someone/sponsoring-workers/pmsol – you will stand very little chance of entering Australia for the foreseeable future.

If you are in Australia and want to leave, as a temporary visa holder, you will have no issues, except for flights and entry into the country to which you wish to travel.

 

If you are an Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident

As an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, it is a different story. You will require an exemption which are only given for a limited number of reasons such as work-related travel or for medical reasons. If you wish to remain outside of Australia for more than three months for a compelling reason such as spending time with close family, you need to provide suitable evidence of your reason to travel.

For Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents outside of Australia, in principle you can return to Australia for as long as you spend two weeks in quarantine on arrival. However, as you will have heard in the news, flights into Australia are severely limited, therefore limiting the numbers able to return to Australia. If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and do want to return home, you should register your intention with DFAT here – https://covid19.dfat.gov.au/citizeninformation/s/.

 

If you have any questions about travelling to and from Australia, please contact us.

+61 (0) 429 133 911

jb@kiteunionmigration.com