Australian travel exemptions for parents to open on 1st November, 2021
The DHA have announced that parents of Australian Citizens and Permanent residents will soon be able to apply for an exemption to travel to Australia.
This is great news for parents that want to reunite with their children and their families in Australia.
Who is a parent?
The definition of parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents includes:
- biological parents
- legal (including adoptive) parents
- parents in-law.
Exemption & valid visa required
Before you travel, you will need to have an approved travel exemption. To submit your exemption request you will need to provide evidence of:
- your adult child’s Australian citizenship or permanent residency; and
- your parental relationship to the Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You will also need to hold a valid visa.
Quarantine in Australia is managed by the states/territories. Travellers will need to comply with the arrangements in the state/territory that they are arrive in. There may be also be requirements in the state/territory that travellers ultimately wish to travel too.
Some states, such as NSW & Victoria, are removing some quarantine requirements for eligible vaccinated travellers as of 1st November. Other states/territories will follow in due course so keep an eye on what’s needed at the time of travel. This could mean no quarantine, or more than one period of quarantine.
If you have any questions about a visa application and/or an exemption request then please Contact Us.