Covid Visa News
Is the COVID visa still available?
From February 2024, the Pandemic Event visa, commonly referred to as the Covid visa, will be closed to all applicants.
From 2 September 2023, the Pandemic Event visa will only be open to applications from existing Pandemic Event visa holders. All other visa holders will be ineligible for the Pandemic Event visa.
Read more about the closure of the Pandemic Event Visa 408.
All COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted
People travelling to Australia no longer have to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status, following changes to the Biosecurity Act, which came into effect on 6 July, 2022.
Entering and leaving Australia
People who require a visa should ensure their visa is granted before travelling to Australia. To check your visa requirements, find your visa in our visa listing.
Covid Visa Application Charges
The application process for an Australian Covid visa involves mandatory Government Visa Application Charges (VAC), with the fees varying depending on the specific Covid visa category and the number of applicants.
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Covid Visa 408 and Concessions
The Australian government, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, has endorsed a Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408).
The Temporary Activity visa allows holders to remain in Australia for anywhere between 3 months and 12 months.
If you’ve been disadvantaged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government has arranged a number of concessions to help you continue on your visa pathway.
There are concessions for Students, Employer Sponsored Visas, 457/482 visas, Business Visas, Graduate Skilled Visa, and Skilled Regional Visa holders