Further to our update last month, the Australian Federal Government eased the border restrictions for eligible temporary visa holders on 15 December 2021 as planned. This means fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders can now travel to and from Australia without needing an approved travel exemption.
The ban against the seven South African countries (South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mozambique, or Malawi) has also been lifted.
Citizens of Japan and the Republic of Korea are also eligible to enter Australia if they are fully vaccinated and hold a valid Australian visa of any type.
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