Following our recent update, the Australian Government has delayed the date fully vaccinated eligible visa holders are permitted to enter Australia from 1 December 2021, to 15 December 2021.

The update comes in response to the government’s concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.

To confirm, as of 15 December 2021, the following travelers will be permitted to enter Australia under the following arrangements:

  • All travelers must be fully vaccinated with a completed dosage of a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA);
  • Hold a valid visa for one of the eligible visa subclasses;
  • Provide proof of their vaccination status; and
  • Present a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within three days of departure.

Additionally, travelers must comply with the quarantine requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. For more information, visit:

Eligible visa subclasses:

At present, eligible visa holders are people who hold the following visas:

  • Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa;
  • Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa;
  • Subclass 407 – Training visa;
  • Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa;
  • Subclass 417 – Working Holiday 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 590 – Student Guardian visa;
  • Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

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