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Coronavirus - Australian Immigration & Travel Updates

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

News: In the lieu of the recent COVID-19 pandemic across the world, many of you are concerned about Immigration & Travel Policies of Australia. We have gathered some useful information for you.

Disclaimer: We will try to update our website as much as possible & when information becomes available however we strongly encourage you to consult official sources for the latest information.

Most Frequently Asked Regarding Immigration:

- Can we still apply for our Immigration Applications?

Yes, you can still apply. How? Please watch our Detailed Discussion Session here: https://youtu.be/g4VxTp42oXA (Click here) or on below picture

Australian Skilled Immigration: Third Quarter 2019/2020 SkillSelect Update March Round: The March 2020 round saw another increase in the total number of invitations; up an additional 550 places for a total of 2050 invites sent. 1750 of these went to Subclass 189 EOIs, with a minimum points score of 90. The balance 300 went to Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Family Sponsored) EOIs, with their minimum points score remaining steady at 85.


  • On 11 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic.  

  • Australia has in place strict measures aimed at protecting Australians and visitors to our country from the coronavirus.

  • These measures are rapidly changing as the situation evolves.

International travel

  • All overseas travel from Australia is currently restricted.

  • Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia.

  • New Zealand citizens who live in Australia as Australian residents are also permitted to travel to Australia, as are New Zealanders transiting to New Zealand. Exemptions for Pacific Islanders transiting to their home countries also apply.

  • Australians already abroad who wish to come home have been told to return as soon as possible as commercial transport options are now very limited.

  • All travelers arriving in Australia are required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility (for example, a hotel) in their port of arrival.

  • For details visit the Australian Border Force website.

Domestic travel

  • The Australian Government currently advises that Australians must avoid non-essential travel within Australia. Find out more information here.

Instruction from the Australian Government:

Visitor visa holders in Australia should return home if it is possible to do so. There are currently over 213,000 visitor visa holders in Australia.

A visitor visa only allows a temporary stay and due to current circumstances associated with COVID-19, including state and territory border restrictions, business closures and social distancing requirements, all visitors are encouraged to depart Australia.

Subclass 408 Visa Update:

Given the Pandemic status of COVID-19, the Australian Government has announced some important changes to the Temporary Activity (Class GG) Subclass 408 visa. The Subclass 408 visa is a temporary visa that allows holders to come to Australia to work on a short-term basis in specific areas or activities. Some approved activity types under the Subclass 408 visa include: Invited participant to an Event (e.g. religious, academic, visual arts, conferences, etc) Sport trainee Elite player, coach, instructor or adjudicator Religious worker Domestic Worker Superyacht Crew Research Staff Exchange Special Programs Entertainment Australian Government Endorsed Events

The government of Australia is working very their best to support their citizens and permanent residents at the time of this crisis. Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted on his official handle the following: Apr 2 - More than 500,000 Australian businesses have now registered their interest in the #JobKeeper wage subsidy of $1500 a fortnight for each employee. Our $130 billion plan is all about keeping Australians in jobs and businesses in business while we respond to the #coronavirus crisis.

Source: Official Handles >> www.australia.com | https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au

This is the reason why people choose and prefer to Immigrate to First-World countries. The motivation comes from how they take care of their people, health care services, social pensions, etc.

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