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Old 03-19-2020, 06:32 AM
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Total Ban on entry into Australia

This will certainly change everything
Australia blocks arrival of all non-residents in expanded coronavirus travel ban
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-1...ralia/12071640

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:09 AM
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I have applied 820 visa and I have bridging visa B am I able to come to Australia?


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Old 03-19-2020, 09:33 AM
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I have applied 820 visa and I have bridging visa B am I able to come to Australia?
That's a good question, I suppose it depends on if they consider holders of a Bridging Visa a resident, as usual details are incomplete, maybe one of the RMAs on here might know.
The other problem is how you could actually get here, it seems that all scheduled flights will cease quite soon,with Qantas to stop flying by the end of March

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:51 AM
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Dont't Worry

No need for the partner visa applicants and sponsors to worry too much.

Total travel ban does not apply to immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents.

See this tweet by the Foreign Minister Marise Payne

https://twitter.com/MarisePayne/stat...106141696?s=20

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Australia's international aviation industry is basically shutting down till end of May at this point.

Domestic travel will be skeleton services of a milk run type & extremely expensive by mid/late April.

Most services at the Australian airports are private, expect staff to be laid off or accept part work. Jetstar is month on month off as of soon (think month end) so half pay or use you leave if you have it. Qantas is more drastic, Virgin are similar to half on half off but expect that will not last.

Tasmania and northern remote communities are essential travel only or self isolate for 14 days.

Do not be surprised if other areas of Australia restrict/ cancel or close airports to save costs - most airports are privately owned, low passengers make them not profitable and RPT (Regular Passenger Transport) operations are expensive to comply with.


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Old 03-19-2020, 10:16 AM
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No need for the partner visa applicants and sponsors to worry too much.

Total travel ban does not apply to immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents.

See this tweet by the Foreign Minister Marise Payne

https://twitter.com/MarisePayne/stat...106141696?s=20
Best remember what politicians say and what the Department rules, are two different things. It would be best to check with the Department regarding your status. I also noted you intended to return in April, by then it may be too late.

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No need for the partner visa applicants and sponsors to worry too much.

Total travel ban does not apply to immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents.

See this tweet by the Foreign Minister Marise Payne

https://twitter.com/MarisePayne/stat...106141696?s=20
That was the same with the earlier ban on people from China, but some immediate family members of Australian permanent residents were stopped. I am not sure if they managed to get in eventually, but there were some news reports on that.

It would be nice if the departement could be very clear on this.
ie: Will they allow partners on the 309 or 820 visas to enter.?
Will they allow partners on 600 and other temporary visas to enter?

Both could be classed as immediate family members of Australian.. etc.

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Hi everyone, I am on a 309.. waiting for a decision on my 100 but currently i'm in Taiwan.

I have waited on hold for over 2.5 hours on the overseas immigration line and cant wait any longer to to mobile restrictions.

I just need an answer to the question of if I would be allowed to enter after the ban comes into play tomorrow.

If anyone manages to speak to immi and get confirmation of this it would help me and i'm sure a lot of others in the same situation.

Thanks!


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Hi everyone, I am on a 309.. waiting for a decision on my 100 but currently i'm in Taiwan.

I have waited on hold for over 2.5 hours on the overseas immigration line and cant wait any longer to to mobile restrictions.

I just need an answer to the question of if I would be allowed to enter after the ban comes into play tomorrow.

If anyone manages to speak to immi and get confirmation of this it would help me and i'm sure a lot of others in the same situation.

Thanks!
I expect you would be refused boarding by the airline.

They will not know for sure if you can enter Australia or not (they can try call for confirmation but that will be fruitless).

Your airline is responsible to remove you from Australia is your visa will not allow you entry or you have no visa.

I doubt they will take that risk.


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Hi everyone, I am on a 309.. waiting for a decision on my 100 but currently i'm in Taiwan.

I have waited on hold for over 2.5 hours on the overseas immigration line and cant wait any longer to to mobile restrictions.

I just need an answer to the question of if I would be allowed to enter after the ban comes into play tomorrow.

If anyone manages to speak to immi and get confirmation of this it would help me and i'm sure a lot of others in the same situation.

Thanks!
I expect you would be refused boarding by the airline.

They will not know for sure if you can enter Australia or not (they can try call for confirmation but that will be fruitless).

Your airline is responsible to remove you from Australia if your visa will not allow you entry or you have no visa.

I doubt they will take that risk.


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