Oz closes borders but visas will still be processed.
23 March 2020
Australia closes borders but the Department of Home Affairs will continue to process visas.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on March 19 that the country’s borders will close to all visitors, except for citizens and permanent residents and their close family members.
Morrison declared a “human biosecurity emergency" on March 18 and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel.
“We are upgrading the travel ban on Australians to level four for the entire world. That is the first time that has ever happened in Australia’s history," he said, adding it is “an indefinite ban".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a travel ban on all people who are not Australian residents coming to the country from 19 March 2020.
This is a Travel ban and not a visa ban. Visa applications are being processed as normal by the Department of Home Affairs in Australia and, when the travel ban is lifted, visa holders will be able to travel to Australia.
If you are thinking of moving to Australia, don’t let this short term ban derail your long term plans! Visit our website and complete a free assessment questionnaire.
Our team of Registered Migration Agents will remain ready and available to advise you on your eligibility and process your visa applications.
The Migrate 2 Oz Team