Australia: Departure and Entrance Travel Exemptions

December 14, 2021

Key Points  

  • Fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will no longer be required to apply for exit and entrance travel exemptions  

Overview  

The Australian government will not require fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents to apply for a travel exemption in order to travel in and out of the country. 

Unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be required to apply for an outbound travel exemption in order to leave Australia with the intent to return. Travelers eligible to apply for an outbound travel exemption include:  

  • Those traveling for business or employment purposes;  
  • Those who need to travel outside of Australia for a compelling reason for three or more months  

For additional information, click here.  

What are the Changes? 

Fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents are not required to apply for a travel exemption in order to leave and enter Australia.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Australia’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.    


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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