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Old 07-19-2020, 12:21 AM
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Hi Admin ,
Pardon me and move my post to the appropriate section if this is not the right section for it.

I am faced with the situation to exit Australia for my 309 visa to be finalized and I have been making research day by day to find out a cost effective destination I can exit to and then come back after my grant notice .

Dubai seem to be the available option as Emirates resumed flights but at the high cost and flight duration, my second option is Norfolk island but I am a bit worried and concerned coz am unsure if it will be regarded as an overseas trip .
From my research it shows the flight departs from T1 intl and every passenger goes through passport control point.

I really need an advise from someone who have flown the route as to know if it will be recorded on my passport as an overseas trip.


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Pretty sure Norfolk is not outside Australia (not just because it has a Australian postcode).

I am pretty sure the T1 is a quarantine issue not a passport issue.


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As far as I know travel to Norfolk Island from within Australia is classed as domestic travel.

Furthermore, Norfolk Island does have restrictions in place for those coming from hotspot in Australia even if it was classes as international.

Don't forget that most states are now charging for quarantine when returning to Australia at their own costs. You should also take into consideration that flights coming back into Australia are limited and people are having their flights cancelled, so you may be outside of Australia longer than you plan.


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What airport would you be departing?


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What airport would you be departing?
Sydney air port via Air NZ.


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[QUOTE=Mish;1998099]As far as I know travel to Norfolk Island from within Australia is classed as domestic travel.

Furthermore, Norfolk Island does have restrictions in place for those coming from hotspot in Australia even if it was classes as international.

Don't forget that most states are now charging for quarantine when returning to Australia at their own costs. You should also take into consideration that flights coming back into Australia are limited and people are having their flights cancelled, so you may be outside of Australia longer than you plan.[/QUOTE

This is ridiculous.


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Pretty sure Norfolk is not outside Australia (not just because it has a Australian postcode).

I am pretty sure the T1 is a quarantine issue not a passport issue.
Not only a quarantine screening. They do passport screening too according to the information I see online.


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What identity documents do I need to travel to Norfolk Island?

Passports and visas are not required when travelling to Norfolk Island from the Australian mainland. However, photographic identification, such as an Australian Driver's Licence, Proof of Age card or current Norfolk Island Document of Identity, must be produced for each passenger (including children) for clearance through Australian Border Force. A valid passport meets this identification requirement and is the preferred means of documentation to expedite passenger processing and provide passenger identification in the case of a flight diversion to another country.

https://www.regional.gov.au/territor...ic-travel.aspx


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Since 2016 travel to Norfolk Island from mainland Australia has been classed as domestic travel. However all flights still depart from and arrive at the international terminal.

https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentr...lan/passports/


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Old 07-19-2020, 03:25 AM
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I personally would not consider Dubai under the current environment.

Any travel outside Australia has high risk of turning pear shaped for a number of reasons.

I would look at going to Singapore (with Singapore Airlines around $750) and make a separate return booking probably 3/4 working days later to Adelaide (cheaper to book separate $565) and plead with the Case Officer to process it immediately on your departure - ours was granted by the time we landed, but you will need to be on the ball and email remind them in the departure lounge.

I would NOT leave the transit area of the Singapore airport (book some stays in the internal Transit hotel/s), you pretty much need a boarding pass to be in the transit area and you can only get that about 48 hrs before your flight, there will probably be 60 hrs between your flights - they do nightly checks.

If you leave the transit area you might have trouble getting back to the airport within 14 days.

The flights are limited to a number of airlines, that is why I would use Singapore Airlines. They do not have a lot of flights so arrival port back in Australia needs to be flexible. They also are anti Victorian.

Would be a good idea to pay extra to get a date flex return ticket - much can change in a hurry here or there, or your visa may not be finalised in time.

Travel insurance will exclude anything Covid 19 related, and Australia has just reduced the number of international arrivals.

As I said that is what I would look at, mostly because I voluntarily often spend +24 hrs in Singapore Airport transit area.

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