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Travel Exemption – Covid 19 care

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s life and, people in Australia are no exception. Minimal flights are currently available to and from Australia and, you may not be able to travel at this time. All travellers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.​ There are certain travel exemptions to enter Australia. A person cannot come to Australia unless they are exempt or granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Most travel exemption requests to Australia are finalized within seven days, but some complex requests may take longer. The exemption category includes Australian citizens, flight crew, cruise ship crew, unaccompanied minors, transit passengers, government diplomats, foreign diplomats, or medical grounds.

You need to apply online for an exemption at least four weeks but not more than three months before your plan to travel, which should include basic details like travel purpose, proposed residential address, and phone number in Australia, etcetera.

International tourists, especially the ones without family support, have been advised by the Australian government to return to their home country as soon as they can do so.

EXEMPT CATEGORIES

You become a part of the travel exemption to enter the Australia category (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:

INDIVIDUAL EXEMPTIONS

You may be granted an individual exemption by the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force for travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority to assist in the COVID-19 response. You can enter Australia if:

PROCESS

The travel exemption process is a simple two-step process:

STEP 1:

The travel exemption application should be applied at least before four weeks, but not more than three months, before your planned travel.

STEP 2:

Make sure that your application has the following details :

In case, you are not granted an exemption, you should not continue with your travel plans because you will not be permitted to board a flight to Australia and if you are granted a travel exemption, you must carry the evidence of that exemption decision to the airport.