COVID-19 Update: Australian Border to Close to all Non-Residents

Australia’s borders will be closed to all non-residents from tomorrow evening. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement today, describing the travel ban as a necessary measure to curb the spread of the COVID19. He said, “We will be resolving to move to a position where a travel ban will be placed on all non-residents, non-Australian citizens coming to Australia, and that will be in place from 9pm (AEDT) tomorrow evening.”

New Zealand citizens living in Australia as Australian residents will be granted entry, as well as all Australian citizens.

All travellers returning to Australia from overseas are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

All Australian citizens and residents in Australia are advised to not travel overseas at this time. On 18 March 2020, the Australian Government issued its highest advice level, urging citizens and Australian residents, regardless of their destination, age or health, to remain in Australia.

Visa applicants and business sponsors are reminded that the impact of COVID19 on institutions around the world and here in Australia, is likely create delays in obtaining key documents required for lodging with visa applications.

Most of our operations are practised digitally, online and over the phone, hence the service we provide to clients remains uninterrupted. If you have queries about the status of your Australian work visa, Australian residency or partner visas, the Australia Business Migration Group continues to operate and will help you with your visa enquiries as best we can.

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