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QUARANTINE TO BE SCRAPPED FOR FULLY-VACCINATED RETURNING TRAVELLERS TO NSW

By Adam Byrnes | 15/10/2021 | 0 Comments

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced at a press conference this morning that hotel and home quarantine will no longer be required for double-vaccinated people entering NSW, including those coming from overseas, from November 1. Dominic Perrottet announced from November 1: People will only be required to take a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight and […]

AMENDED NSW ROADMAP TO EASING RESTRICTIONS BEGINS TOMORROW

By Adam Byrnes | 10/10/2021 | 0 Comments

The new NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has announced amendments to the NSW roadmap to recovery where the current restrictions will be eased in 3 stages: STAGE 1 October 11th The beginning of restrictions will be eased for fully vaccinated people. Hospitality, gyms, non-essential retail and personal services such as hairdressers will be allowed to reopen […]

NSW ROADMAP TO EASING RESTRICTIONS

By Adam Byrnes | 28/09/2021 | 0 Comments

Yesterday the NSW Premier announced a draft roadmap whereby the current restrictions would be eased in 3 stages. The roadmap is set to be fine-tuned. STAGE 1 October 11th The beginning of restrictions will be eased for fully vaccinated people. Hospitality, gyms, non-essential retail and personal services such as hairdressers will be allowed to reopen […]

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO ARRIVE IN NSW

By Adam Byrnes | 26/09/2021 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of fully-vaccinated international students will start returning to NSW by the end of this year and will complete their 14-day quarantine period in Redfern in inner Sydney, although vaccine restrictions will mean students from key markets in China and Nepal are not likely to be among them. The pilot program will require students to […]

What about Will Genia?

By Adam Byrnes | 14/09/2021 | 0 Comments

With Quade Cooper set to be granted Australian citizenship, I don’t want my other mate, Will Genia, to miss out on this opportunity. Quade Cooper’s spectacular Wallabies comeback on the weekend saw the Wallabies defeat the World number 1 team South Africa. This has thrust Quade’s numerous Australian citizenship application refusals into the spotlight. There […]

NSW lockdown restrictions set to ease slightly as Israel struggles

By Adam Byrnes | 09/09/2021 | 0 Comments

A step in the direction of opening up in NSW today, that once NSW hits 70% full vaccination of people aged over 16, there will be some relaxation of restrictions. The lifting of certain restrictions will only be available to people who are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption and are set to come […]

AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BAN EXTENDED

By Adam Byrnes | 03/09/2021 | 0 Comments

Australia’s international travel ban which sees Australians only being able to leave their country if they are exempt as well as temporary visa holders only being able to enter Australia if they are exempt, has been extended by a further 3 months up until the 17th of December 2021. The federal government states that the […]

A new travel exemption category for people who are engaged to be married

By Adam Byrnes | 23/08/2021 | 0 Comments

Many people engaged to be married have been kept apart by the stringent travel restrictions that have been in place in Australia since March 2020. Approximately 18 months later, a new travel exemption category has been introduced which has been a blessing to many separated partners. The new exemption category is available to people who […]

PROXY MARRIAGE AN OPTION TO GET A VISA?

By Adam Byrnes | 05/08/2021 | 0 Comments

Desperate times call for desperate measures. The strain of a year and a half of separation due to Australia’s international border restrictions has seen a rise in people enquiring about proxy marriages with the hope that a marriage by proxy will help the overseas partner to obtain a visa to enter Australia to reunite with […]

WHEN WILL AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL BORDERS OPEN?

By Adam Byrnes | 01/08/2021 | 0 Comments

I’ve recently posted a number of posts with information about travel exemptions, which are required for Australian citizens and permanent residents to depart Australia, as well as most temporary visa holders wanting to enter Australia. However, when will Australia’s international borders actually reopen? Looking at Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s 4 phase plan, we are currently […]