Australia opens its borders to eligible visa holders

Migration Corporation of Australia migration agents can assist you with re-entering Australia with valid visas

The time has come and selected visa holders from the published list below will now be allowed entry into Australia from the 1 Dec 2021 with valid visas.


Are you an eligible visa holder? Is your visa still valid for travel into Australia at the time of your flight arrival? First of all, your visa must be listed in the published list below. Secondly, your visa must still be valid and not expired by the time you intend to travel to Australia.  You must also be fully vaccinated and have an International Vaccination Certificate. From the 1st December, you no longer need to apply for travel exemptions.


The eligible visas are as follows:

Subclass 200 – Refugee visa
Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa
Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa
Subclass 203 – Emergency Rescue visa
Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa
Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
Subclass 407 – Training visa
Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 500 – Student visa
Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)
Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa

Note: If your visa is not listed above, note that additional visa subclasses may be added over time. 


Before you book your flight

It is recommended to make sure you are:

(a) aware of the quarantine arrangements for each state or territory to which you are travelling. If you are having to travel via another Australian city before you reach your final destination, you also need to check the domestic travel restrictions for each state and territory.

The quarantine arrangements are available for:

(b) have your International Vaccination Certificate or foreign vaccination certificate ready.

(c) Complete an Australian Travel Declaration form at least 72 hours prior to your departure from your country of origin;

(d) Produce a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result taken within 3 days before your scheduled flight departure, unless you are exempt;

(e) at the airport, present items from (b), (c) and (d) to airline staff as well as your visa that is valid to enter Australia.

Unsure of what to do next? Need help with obtaining a valid visa to travel to Australia? Contact us NOW.