On 7 February 2022, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced full reopening of Australian borders from 21 February 2022, allowing all international visitors holding valid visas to enter Australia.
On 20 March 2020, Australia implemented a hard border closure policy and banned all non-citizen and non-Permanent Resident visa holders from entering Australia. Since then, entry to Australia has required an exemption, but very few applicants were fully eligible. Many families and Australian citizens were rendered unable to meet with overseas relatives for over 2 years.
Australia gradually reopened a little in 2021, firstly allowing Business Innovation and Investment Visa holders, immediate family members of Australian citizens and Permanent Residents, then from November 2021, student and work visa holders were also allowed to enter Australia. Now, in 2 weeks’ time, all double vaccinated visa holders will be welcome to travel to Australia.
Longton Legal fully understands that families or visa applicants have faced hardship and a wide variety of problems these past 2 years, from work to study visas, general visa enquiries, entry and exit, and other immigration matters etc. Should you require assistance in these unprecedented times, please contact Longton Legal. We strive to provide exceptional services no matter the circumstances.
*Disclaimer: This is intended as general information only and not to be construed as legal advice. The above information is subject to changes over time. You should always seek professional advice beforetaking any course of action.*
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