VSA April 2021 Newsletter

VSA April 2021 Newsletter

Visa Solutions Australia puts out a quarterly newsletter addressing the latest visa, immigration, and border news, among a host of other topics. This issue focuses on COVID-19 requirements, travel exemption, and employer options during the pandemic.

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The Impact of Lockdowns on Australia

The Impact of Lockdowns on Australia

Lockdowns impact various aspects of business. Regardless of industry, non-essential businesses had to close their doors during stage 4 lockdowns. Restaurants and cafes could only offer takeaway and delivery service and non-essential retailers were restricted to providing online shopping only.

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G2G Pass WA

G2G Pass WA

Western Australia has one of the strictest border closures in Australia. While travel within the regions of Western Australia is permitted, interstate travel is a little more problematic. Only those considered to be exempt travellers can enter Western Australia subject to terms and conditions, including a requirement to quarantine for 14 days. A G2G Pass allows travellers to enter Western Australia with more ease.

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Australian Citizenship Test: Recent Changes

Australian Citizenship Test: Recent Changes

More the 5 million people have become Australian citizens since 1949 with a record 249,000 people granted citizenship in the 2019/2020 period. Even during the pandemic, more than 84,000 people across Australia received citizenship through online ceremonies.

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What happens when the borders open?

What happens when the borders open?

We all know the impact that Covid-19 has had on Australia and countries around the world in terms of health and economically. With lockdowns ending in various parts of the world, some countries are slowly beginning to open their borders to tourism with visitors from low risk countries gaining entry.

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Covid-19 Restrictions are Easing in Australia

Covid-19 Restrictions are Easing in Australia

The Federal Government’s easing of restrictions has been a source of joy for many. While Scott Morrison outlined the general plan, it has been at the discretion of each state premier to determine what restrictions can be eased in their state. In some cases, state borders have been closed which has presented a new set of challenges whether for local residents or those interstate.

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