Opening of the Australian Border: Travel To and From Australia
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The Australian government has announced the border will open up again in June 2022.
Up until this time anyone who seeks to depart Australia must obtain approval from the Commissioner of Border Force for such travel.
To be eligible, travel exemptions must be granted on or after 20 May 2021 for one of the following reasons:
● your travel is as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid;● your travel is for your business or employer;● you are travelling to receive urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia;● you are travelling on compassionate or compelling grounds;● you are travelling for urgent or unavoidable personal business;● your travel is in the national interest.
Travel to New Zealand is however possible given the Trans-Tasman bubble, it is illegal for any Australian who leaves Australia for New Zealand to then travel on to another destination from New Zealand.
At the same time, any non-resident seeking to enter Australia must first obtain a travel exemption before travelling to Australia.
Although it is good to see that there is a road-map for reopening the borders, recent media clearly indicates that business is screaming for a solution to the skilled worker shortage now.
We expect to see a lot of client activity in this area over the next 12 to 18 months, and are hopeful that the government will entertain a more fluid definition of ‘critical worker’ so that businesses can secure the talent they need.
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