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Temporary Visa Holders Must Leave Australia Before Visa Expires


Temporary Visa Holders in Australia can Leave Australia Anytime During COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in almost all ways of life, such as the way we interact, travel restriction, work environment, and so on. Each country has its regulation or rules to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Australia is one of the well-managed countries that successfully protect its citizens from being affected by COVID-19.

If you are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident who wishes to come to Australia, even after you have a valid visa, you still must apply for a travel exemption first. Once it’s approved, then you can arrange your travel to Australia. When arriving in Australia, then you must have a mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a hotel or port of your arrival.

What are my options in Australia if my temporary visa expires?

Those who hold temporary visas such as visitor visa, student visa, working holiday visa, they have a different option compared with an Australian citizen or permanent resident who needs a travel exemption every time they wish to leave Australia, a temporary visa holder doesn’t need one.

Your obligation, as a temporary visa holder, when your visa is about to expire you must arrange a flight to return to your country of origin. However, you should ensure the borders measures in your country permits you to return and check the available flights.

You can contact your embassy or consulate in Australia, or you can also register your details here if you require any further assistance to return home. Your details will be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which may further provide this information to the home government (either overseas or represented by the embassy, consulate or High Commission in Australia).

List of Available flights that are leaving Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some flights are accessible in a few significant air terminals across Australia, and below is the list of the aircraft that are currently operating:

  • Air New Zealand;
  • China Southern Airlines; 
  • Emirates;
  • Malaysia Airlines;
  • Qatar Airways;
  • United;
  • Xiamen Airlines;
  • Asiana Airlines;
  • Eva Air;
  • Singapore Airlines.

The travel exemption requirements may change at any time, it is highly recommended for you to check the department of home affairs website on a regular basis.

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