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Australia is Open! International Travellers Now Welcome

It’s a decision many of us have looked forward to for 2 years and the time has come for international travelers to Australia to return. This article aims to summarise the recent decision of the Australian Government to reopen its border to fully vaccinated visa holders from 21 February 2022.  Who is covered under the […]

Australia is Open! International Travellers Now Welcome

Australia is Open! International Travellers Now Welcome

By Aylward Game - Feb 14, 2022 Immigration Law

It’s a decision many of us have looked forward to for 2 years and the time has come for international travelers to Australia to return.

This article aims to summarise the recent decision of the Australian Government to reopen its border to fully vaccinated visa holders from 21 February 2022. 

Who is covered under the new decision?

Tourists, business travelers, and other visitors. It is expected that the new decision will boost tourist visas and other offshore applications.

What prompted the new decision?

The Australian Government National Security Cabinet agreed that with improving health conditions including a recent 23 percent decline in hospitalization due to COVID-19, Australia is ready to further progress with the staged reopening of its international border.

Why the return of tourists to Australia is so important?

The short answer is that in 2018-2019, tourism generated more than $60 billion for the Australian economy, with more than 660,000 jobs dependent on the tourism industry.

How does staged international border work for Australia?

According to Government data, since 1 November 2021 when Australia began its staged international border reopening, almost 580,000 arrivals came to Australia including those who reunited with their loved ones, or for work or study purposes.

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What other development is underway?

The Government continues to work with States and Territories on the safe resumption of the cruise industry and looks forward to furthering announcements in due course. 

👉👉 Learn More:

Further details about the above article can be accessed/viewed via the following links:

https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/KarenAndrews/Pages/reopening-to-tourists-and-other-international-travellers-to-secure-our-economic-recovery.aspx

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/reopening-tourists-and-other-international-travellers-secure-our-economic-recovery 

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