From next Wednesday (December 1st) international travelers can finally enter Australia.

If you are fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without a travel exemption.

Wondering if you are one of the eligible visa holders? Here’s everything you need to know!


Visas eligible for "no travel exemption Required"

✔️ Subclass 500 – Student visa

✔️ Sub class 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)

✔️ Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa

✔️ Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa

✔️ Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa

✔️ Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa

✔️ Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa

✔️ Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa

✔️ Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa

✔️ Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa

✔️ Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

✔️ Subclass 407 – Training visa

✔️ Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa

✔️ Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa

✔️ Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa

✔️ Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa

✔️ Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa

✔️ Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa

✔️ Subclass 200 – Refugee visa

✔️ Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa

✔️ Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa

✔️ Subclass 203 – Emergency Rescue visa

✔️ Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa

✔️ Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa

✔️ Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)

✔️ Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa

✔️ Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa

✔️ Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

✔️ Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa

Do I need to Quarantine Once I land in Australia? 

Each state in Australia has its’ own rules regarding quarantine. So it really depends on where you are landing.

If you are returning to  Australia, you can enter and travel between NSW, Victoria and the ACT without quarantining.

We advise double-checking before making any travel arrangements to avoid any complications when you arrive in Australia.

Unsure if you can travel to Australia? Speak to one of our experienced migration agents today by simply booking a free consultation here.

2 Responses

  1. Hi,
    I am in big delimma. My 485 visa expires on 9th Dec. I am confused if I should make an entry before 9th Dec and apply for student visa or should I let my visa expire and wait in my home country for government to announce the 485 re-apply date.

    Main concern for me here is, If my student visa gets granted, will I be able to withdraw and apply for replacement visa. Being in student visa status, will I be still eligible for 485 replacement period?

    Thanks in advance for your views and suggestions.

    1. Hi Nouman,

      The 485 replacement visa is for those stuck overseas. You also cannot withdraw a visa that has been finalised.

      If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to book a consultation to speak to one of our migration experts!

      Hope this helps!

      Green Leaf Migration Team

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