The Government has announced that visa holders will be able to travel to Australia from December 15. Know more about who can arrive in Australia when the border opens.

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The opening of the Australian border has been postponed due to the Omicron virus. But the federal government now guarantees that it will not extend beyond December 15. International students and those on skilled visas will be allowed to apply from December 15.

It has now been announced that entry will be granted to holders of a total of 42 visa subclasses

Access is already open to Australian citizens, residents, and their close relatives. Holders of other visas can now apply for a special waiver only after obtaining it. But from December 15, holders of these 42 visas will be able to travel to Australia without applying for special concessions.

Subclass 500 Student Visa, Subclass 560 Student Temporary Visa, Subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Worker Visa, Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (487), Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (489), Skilled work Regional (Provisional) Visa (491), Skilled Employer-Sponsored Visa (494). Also, Holders of Contributory Parent Visa and Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa will be issued.

Here is the complete list of visas who can arrive in Australia from Dec 15:

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 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
Subclass 407 – Training visa
Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 500 – Student visa
Subclass 560 – Student Temporary visa
Subclass 571 – Student School sector visa
Subclass 572 – Vocational Education & Training Sector visa
Subclass 573 – Higher Education Sector visa
Subclass 574 – Postgraduate Research Sector visa
Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)
Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
Subclass 785 – Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa
Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
Subclass 884 – Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa
Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew Visa

What documents are required?

Only those who have completed the covid vaccination will be admitted. Admission will be open to those who have taken two doses of the vaccines AstraZeneca, Pfizer, covishield, covaxin, Modena, Sinovac, and Sinofam, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Additionally, a vaccination certificate as prescribed on the Australian Passport Office’s website will be required as proof. Those who are unable to get vaccinated due to health reasons and children below 12 years of age will be allowed to travel without being vaccinated. People between the ages of 12 and 17 who have not been vaccinated will be allowed to travel with the vaccinated adult who can arrive in Australia from Dec 15.