Covid Visa News

Stay updated on the latest Covid Visa and Covid Concessions news, as the Australian government provides support for visa holders affected by the pandemic.
​​The COVID-19 concession period officially ended on 25 November 2023. From early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in international travel restrictions, and deteriorating business and employment conditions. The Australian Government implemented temporary measures related to an initial concession period. This was to provide concessions for applicants of certain visa subclasses affected by travel restrictions and which made it difficult for them to meet visa requirements. This included where the applicant must be located at time of application. The concession period is no longer relevant as all COVID-19 international travel restrictions have been lifted. Travellers to Australia no longer need to: provide information in relation to their vaccination status, or seek travel... Read more

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

Covid Visa (Subclass 408)

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.

Covid Concessions

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

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