Category: Australia

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Australia: Borders Could Reopen With Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The Australian borders could reopen following successful COVID-19 vaccine rollouts around the world.  Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stated that it is “very possible,” to lift the country’s ban on the arrival of foreign nationals once vaccinations have been widely delivered. What I’ve always been confident about is taking one step at a time…
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Australia: International Students with Compelling Reasons Can Enter

Australia largely closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents on 20 March 2020. The Australian government also implements a cap on the numbers of passengers coming into Australian airports from overseas. This is to ease pressure on state and territory quarantine facilities but this measure also left many citizens and residents  stranded outside the…
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Australia: International Travel for Australians Unlikely in 2021

Australians are unlikely to travel internationally this year, even if a large number of the population is vaccinated, Health Department Secretary Brendan Murphy has said. International border could also remain closed for the rest of the year. Professor Murphy, who was the chief medical officer at the beginning of the pandemic, said he thought the…
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Brexit: UK Passport standing in 2021

A passport is an important document for international travellers. Each country’s passport is different and not all are as strong as the other.  The Henley Passport Index is an annual ranking of the most powerful passports in the world based on how many destinations the holder can enter without a visa. Having visa-free access to…
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COVID-19 vaccines may become mandatory before flying

The pandemic has shaken almost every facet of our lives especially the tourism and travel industry.  After several pharmaceutical companies revealed positive results of their clinical trials for vaccines and with governments across the globe scrambling to sign-off distribution of the vaccine, the travel industry has finally seen the light at the end of the…
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