Australia on Monday announced that it will ease travel restrictions from next month and this decision is expected to help thousands of Indian students return to the country.
The country had one of the stringent lockdowns.
From December 01, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders which include Students, Skilled Workers, can come to Australia without needing to apply for travel exemption said the statement from the Australian Government.
The visitor should be fully vaccinated with a ‘complete dosage’ of a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and hold a valid visa for one of the eligible visa subclasses.
The travellers should also provide their vaccination status, a negative RT-PCR test which needs to be taken within 3 days of their departure to Australia.
The statement also said travellers to Australia must comply with quarantine requirements in the territory of their arrival.
According to the announcement, the citizens of Japan, the Republic of Korea who hold a valid Australian Visa will be able to travel from their home country quarantine free to Australia without needing to seek travel exemption.
“Australia continues to take further steps to safely reopen to the world, with additional changes to our international border arrangements coming into effect on 1 December,” said a statement from the government.
“From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders include skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holidaymaker and provisional family visa holders,”
“Travellers to Australia must comply with the quarantine requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel,” continued in the statement.
The Australian government said that the recovery of Students and Skilled workers will further help to cement the country’s economic recovery and support the education sector.
“Today’s announcement follows earlier changes which have seen us welcome home fully vaccinated Australians, permanent residents and their immediate family members since 1 November, and follows the commencement of the Singapore safe travel zone yesterday,” it said.
“These changes demonstrate the success of our national plan, as the government continues to get Australia back to normal and reopen to the world safely,” it said.