How Australian travel ban can affect your visa? Australia has placed a temporary ban on all non-residents to enter into Australia. Visit visa holders and other temporary visa holders have been told to wait and do not make any travel arrangements until further notice.
Traveling to Australia
Only Australian residents will be allowed to enter Australia until further notice. If you are one of the following then you can get into Australia.
- An Australian citizen
- Permanent resident
- A close family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident can enter Australia even if they hold a temporary/provisional visa.
- Transit visa holders will be exempted but NOT if they are coming from certain countries. Check the link for more details.
Traveling From Australia
There is high uncertainty because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Countries are closing their borders and advising its residents to stay home. The Australian government has placed a travel ban on all Australians. From midnight 25th March 2020, no Australian will be allowed to travel overseas.
14 days Quarantine from 28th march
From 23:59 AEDT on 28 March 2020, all travelers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel). Quarantine facilities will be decided by the government usually in the same city where you enter Australia.
When this all COVID-19 travel fiasco end?
No deadline has been given by Australian government about the time when we will be free to travel like before. We have to wait till further notice that is linked with end of this Coronavirus pandemic.
Stay home and stay safe!