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Non-residents including non-citizens and temporary visa and visitor visa holders are banned from arriving in Australia. Exemptions for critical sectors and skills are beginning to be made and prioritised in the areas of pandemic response, medical services, supply of essential goods, areas critical to the country, in the country’s interests or those who appear on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PSMOL).

Some visa applications and permanent residence applications are possible if the applicant is in Australia. Applications for exemptions to arrival restrictions are currently being prioritized over other visa applications; therefore any applications for business are likely to be severely delayed, if they are being accepted at all. Individual and corporate applicants can submit a request for an exemption. Covid-19: Arrival procedures

  • Pre-Arrival : Negative PCR test taken 72 hours or less before departure and complete a Travel Declaration.

  • Arrival : Testing is only for travellers who arrive with symptoms.

  • Quarantine : 14 days mandatory quarantine at designated facility.

  • Costs : Responsibility of the traveller varies by location but can be upwards of approximately AUD 3,000 for a solo traveller.

  • Exceptions : Travellers from New Zealand may enter without quarantine. Travellers from Green Safe Travel Zone Flights are exempt from pre-departure testing.

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