Giving a flicker of hope to temporary visa holders and international students stranded outside Australia, Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge today signalled a progressive reopening of the country’s international borders.
Nearly eight months after the Australian Government closed its international borders to non-Australian citizens and residents to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Minister Tudge today indicated that the country is working towards getting the borders reopened “slowly, but safely.”


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Proving an insight into the plan for lifting the international travel ban during a multicultural press conference on Friday, Mr. Tudge said the government is employing a number of ways to initiate the reopening.

“We have firstly started to bring in some temporary skilled migrants again, but on a priority listing. We have started the bubble arrangements now with New Zealand whereby you don’t have to quarantine. It’s a very significant step,” he said.

The development comes nearly a month after the Treasury signalled a gradual lifting of the international border restrictions while maintaining that travel movement will continue to remain low and slow through to the latter part of 2021.


Article courtesy of SBS.

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Published On: November 11th, 2020 / Categories: Australian Migration, Study to Migrate Australia /

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