Australia to Ease Travel Restrictions

Australia said on Monday that it would relax its pandemic-related travel restrictions starting next month, allowing thousands of Indian students to return home.

From December 1, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders, including students and skilled workers, may enter Australia without applying for a travel exemption.

The tourist must have a valid visa for one of the qualifying visa subclasses and be fully vaccinated with a vaccination authorized or acknowledged by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

They must also provide confirmation of immunization and a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within three days of leaving for Australia.

The statement added visitors to Australia must meet quarantine regulations in their destination.
According to the statement, Japanese and Korean residents with valid Australian visas may travel to Australia without seeking a travel exemption.

“Australia continues to take efforts to securely reopen to the world,” the statement stated.

The amendments will safeguard Australians’ health, reunite families, and secure Australia’s economic recovery, according to the government.

A fully vaccinated qualified visa holder may enter Australia from 1 December 2021 without a travel exemption. VISA holders eligible for a provisional family visa are skilled and student cohorts.

‘Travellers to Australia must comply with quarantine laws in the state or territory of their arrival,’ it said.

The Australian government says talented workers and overseas students returning to Australia will help the economy and education sectors.

‘Today’s announcement follows previous adjustments which saw us welcome home properly vaccinated Australians, permanent residents and their close family members since 1 November,’ it stated.

‘These adjustments illustrate the effectiveness of our national strategy,’ it stated.

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