Australian Entry/Exit requirement changes
From 6 July 2022 Australian entry/exit requirements have changed as follows:
- Evidence of vaccination status no longer required for those entering Australia
- Completion of the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration is no longer required
- People departing from Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
- Unvaccinated visa holders no longer require a travel exemption to travel to Australia
Masks are still mandatory on all flights travelling to Australia.
It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.
Visa Application Charges Increase
As is normally the case, the Department of Home Affairs has increased the cost of applications from July 1st 2022. This means that the affected Visa Application Charges have been increased from their 2021-22 baseline amounts by the 2022-23 forecast CPI of 3.00 per cent, which is published in the 2022-23 Budget Paper No.1. The indexed amount of VAC is also rounded to the nearest $5. It is intended that these indexation amendments will continue to be made on an annual basis.
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