10/JUN/2021

Stricter COVID-19 restrictions for travel exemptions lodged after 9 February 2021


With Australia's international borders still closed, Australian citizens and permanent residents cannot leave the country unless they have been granted an outbound travel exemption.

Even if granted a travel exemption, travellers should be aware of the strict conditions that apply. For instance, a travel exemption is valid for one outwards movement only ie. you can only leave Australia once using the exemption, unless it is specified that it is a multiple-use exemption.

Additionally, travel exemptions lodged before 9 February 2021 do not have a validity period. They will remain valid as long your reason for travel remains the same.

However, travel exemptions lodged from 9 February 2021 onwards are only valid for 3 months from the date of approval. At the end of the validity period, you will need to apply for another outbound travel exemption.

You should check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for the latest travel restrictions, as conditions around travel may change at any time.

Our qualified immigration experts can help you understand the latest travel restrictions and requirements.

contact us

+61 2 9212 4008

51 Albion Street,
Surry Hills,
Sydney NSW 2010
AUSTRALIA

Monday to Friday
9am - 5:30pm
(or flexible by appointment)

Abacus Visa Pty Ltd. ACN: 147099303
Abacus Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd. ABN: 58169966036
© COPYRIGHT 2020  ABACUS VISA / +61 2 9212 4008 / PRIVACY POLICY

DISCLAIMER: No material on this website, including but not limited to documents, articles, general comments, responses and other communications should be interpreted as relevant or accurate legal advice for any individual or specific situation. The information is of a general nature and cannot substitute for professional legal advice. Such advice is only provided by our firm following the acceptance by a client of our written agreement, and the payment of the required fees.