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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Qantas to Resume International Flights

Qantas to Resume International Flights

There are many things Australians and people around the world have missed out on since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of which is international travel. Qantas has announced it will re-commence international flights to select destinations from December 2021 for fully vaccinated travellers. Destinations will include countries that have high and increasing vaccination rates themselves.

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Visa Cancellation And Refusal

Visa Cancellation And Refusal

The UK commentator, Katie Hopkins'Australian visa, and her subsequent deportment made headlines. It has been reported that Hopkins, broke hotel quarantine rules resulting in her visa being cancelled. A visa can be cancelled, if it is believed that the visa applicant/holder is in breach of sections 101 to 105 of the act. An applicant must pass a character test and prove they are not a risk to the community.

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Outwards Travel Exemptions

Outwards Travel Exemptions

Travel exemptions are available to those wishing to travel due to compassionate or compelling reasons or essential business purposes. While most travel exemptions commonly apply to those wishing to enter Australia, they are also required for those needing to leave Australia.

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Streamlining of the Skills Priority List

Streamlining of the Skills Priority List

The National Skills Commission recently conducted its first national assessment of the Priority Skills List, determining the potential future demand of the nearly 800 occupations listed.

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