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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Travel exemption process​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ to enter Australia


While Australia’s COVID-19 travel restrictions were in place, individual travel exemptions could be approved in limited, exceptional circumstances.

From 6 July 2022​, travel restrictions have ​changed. All visa holders may now travel to Australia without needing a travel exemption, as long as they hold a valid visa and meet all normal border entry requirements.

The Travel Exemptions Portal is no longer available, as exemptions are not required for entry to Australia.

You must hold a visa before you travel to Australia. For more information see:

Travel Exemptions Report

Final Travel Exemptions Overview Report shows key travel exemption processing outcomes for each financial year that COVID-19 travel restrictions were in place.