Western Australia and its Hard Border

Western Australia and its Hard Border

Since the later part of 2021, Australian states have slowly started to open borders and lift quarantine and testing requirements for those wanting to travel interstate. While all domestic borders were set to be open by early February, premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan has decided to keep WA shut tight as Australia deals with Omicron.

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What will 2022 look like for migration?

What will 2022 look like for migration?

If Covid-19 has taught us anything over the last two years, it’s that nothing is certain. No one could have imagined we would be subjected to a pandemic causing lockdowns, border closures and pretty much a standstill to everyday life. So, will 2022 be any different?

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Omicron and future variants of Covid-19 impact on Australia’s International Borders

Omicron and future variants of Covid-19 impact on Australia’s International Borders

In the blink of an eye another Covid-19 variant has reared its ugly head. Omicron, originally detected in South Africa has made its way to Australian shores with cases confirmed in Sydney so far.

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New South Wales Leads the Way to Reopening International Borders

New South Wales Leads the Way to Reopening International Borders

The reopening of international borders was a welcome announcement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Even more welcome was New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet’s announcement on Friday that will see quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers no longer apply. This change will come into effect from 1 November 2021.

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The Countdown of International Borders Re-opening in Australia

The Countdown of International Borders Re-opening in Australia

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced international borders would re-open in November in line with the National Plan.

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Hotel Quarantine – What is it all about?

Hotel Quarantine – What is it all about?

While Australia’s Migration Program is currently on hold, there are some instances where visas are being granted where travel exemptions apply. Regardless of the reasons for a visa to be granted, all travellers entering Australia or in some cases anyone travelling from a Covid-19 hotspot into another state will have to undergo 14 days quarantine. For interstate travellers, quarantine could be either in staying in one’s own apartment within limits or in a hotel. For international travellers they have only the option of a hotel at this point. The quality of the hotel room varies.

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