Praise be, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and those that have been waiting patiently finally have an answer from the Aussie PM - who has remained elusive on this subject since the start of this lockdown.
We've often covered how those with temporary visas that have left jobs, upped sticks and paid thousands have been left stranded with no answers. BUT now it appears we have some answers.
From December 1st FULLY VACCINATED eligible visa holders, Permanent Residents and Australian Citizens will be able to travel in and out of Australia without the need for any travel exemption documents or checks.
The visas that fall into this bracket are as follows;
Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage
Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist)
Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (including Australian Agriculture Visa and International Relations Visa)
Subclass 407 – Training
Subclass 208 – Temporary Activity
Subclass 417 – Working Holiday
Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (skilled)
Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship
Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday
Subclass 476 – Skilled Recognised Graduate
Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage
Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate
Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional)
Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored REgional (Provisional)
Subclass 500 – Student
Subclass 580 – Student Guardian
Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary)
Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew
Humanitarian and Refugee Visas.
Subclass 200 – Refugee
Subclass 201 – In-Country Special Humanitarian
Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian
Subclass 203- Emergency Rescue
Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk
Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary)
Subclass 785 – Temporary Profection
Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise
There are also certain vaccines that meet the criteria and must have been completed at least seven days before travelling;
Bharat Biotech Covaxin
Johnson & Johnson / Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine (single dose only)
State by state rules may fluctuate depending on the pandemic situation and vaccination status will need to be proved.
All I can say is AUSTRALIA HERE WE COME!