Australian Travel Exemption Update
Applying for an Australian Travel Exemption
Australia’s borders remain closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel to Australia is only available if an individual is exempt or is granted an Australian travel exemption
Current details of travel exemption eligibility can be found on the department website.
A new exempt category
The department recently announced that Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) holders now qualify as an exempt category. This means that some PMV holders will be able to apply for an exemption to enter Australia.
Travel exemptions for PMV holders
A Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holder in the following circumstances:
- where the subclass 300 visa has been granted; and
- the subclass 300 visa application was lodged at least 12 months before submitting a travel exemption request.
This means if an applicant applied for a subclass 300 visa on or before 18 August 2020 and has been granted their subclass 300 visa; they are eligible for an inwards travel exemption on 18 August 2021.
If eligible, you can request a travel exemption online. You must provide appropriate evidence to support your claims.
You need to apply for an exemption at least two weeks, but not more than two months, before your planned travel.
For further details on applying for a travel exemption please refer to department website.
Learn more about the Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa