Parents are now recognized as Immediate Family Members for Travel Exemption Australia
Australian citizens and permanent residents have been fighting over the definition of an immediate family member in the travel exemption Australia as the definition does not include parents. After all the petitions, the Australian Government finally decided to expand the definition of an immediate family member by including parents of Australian adults.
Find more details below.
Immediate Family Member Definition on Travel Exemption Australia
As of 16 October 2021, the Australian Government has updated the definition of the immediate family member on travel exemption Australia on its official website. A parent of an adult Australian is considered as an immediate family member starting from 01 November 2021.
As a result of this, you will be considered as an immediate family member of Australian citizens or permanent residents, if you are:
- A spouse;
- A de facto partner;
- A dependent child;
- A legal guardian;
- A parent of an adult Australian (available from 1 November 2021).
Condition for Parents of Australian to Travel as Immediate Family Member
Along with this great news, the Australian Government emphasized that parents can travel to Australian states or territories as an immediate family member if the states or territories have reached the 80% Covid-19 vaccination rate. Looking at the current situation where 78.8% of New South Wales’ citizens have been fully vaccinated, Sydney might be the first place to be visited by parents of Australians on 01 November 2021.
Additionally, if the Australian’s parents are fully vaccinated, they will not be required to complete a hotel quarantine which takes 14 days.
What does it mean to you?
It means starting from 01 November 2021 you can bring your parents to Australia! It has been a long fight for Australians asking their parents to be recognized as their immediate family member. Now, all of your struggles have been paid.
One important note to bring your parents to Australia is that the state or territory where you live must reach the 80% Covid-19 vaccination rate. So, let’s get your vaccination so that you can reunite with your loved ones!
Keep yourself updated with Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rate here.
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