COVID-19 VACCINES ALLOWED FOR ENTRY INTO THE COUNTRY
So it’s time to pack your bags, start saying goodbye to your family and friends to start your international project in Australia. And if the uncertainty made you think about postponing the paperwork and your trip, leave those ideas behind: this is the time for you to start your process with confidence!
In order for you to have everything clearer and to reactivate your international academic project with confidence, we have prepared an abc of everything you need to know about Australia’s open borders for international students.
All international students who are eligible visa holders and are fully vaccinated (if your vaccination requires two doses, you must have both). Similarly, humanitarian workers, skilled workers, temporary family visa holders and working holiday visa holders will be able to enter the country.
Although the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, had announced that as of December 1, 2021, all student visa holders who are fully vaccinated would be able to travel to Australia without the need to apply for a travel exemption, this decision had to be postponed until December 15, 2021.
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There is currently substantial demand for biometric collection services. Waiting times to secure an appointment and receive biometric collection services at our local center can take 3-4 weeks.
If you are unable to provide your personal identifiers within 8 weeks of receiving the request from the Department of the Interior, you must attach a letter explaining the circumstances to your ImmiAccount.
Please note that from January 22, new requirements will be introduced for people traveling or transiting through Australia. Passengers will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVD-19 (PCR) test result to the airline, taken 72 hours or less prior to scheduled departure.
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Because it is the electronic system in which you apply for electronic authorization and receive an affirmative or negative answer. If you do not apply for ESTA, there is no possibility to travel to the USA using the Visa Waiver Program.
It should be a responsible attitude in terms of fully complying with the period of stay: no more than 90 days each time and for the exclusively authorized reasons: tourism, business and transit. In the event that these conditions are not met, Chile’s stability in the Visa Waiver Program will be harmed.
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The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business (the purpose of visitor visas) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Not all countries participate in the VWP, and not all travelers from countries covered by the VWP are eligible for the program. VWP travelers must apply for authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), are screened at the U.S. port of entry, and are enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s OBIM.
Citizens of countries covered by the VWP who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure need an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) authorization before boarding air or sea cargo transportation to the United States under the VWP.
As of April 1, 2016, all those who are able to travel to the United States under the visa waiver program must possess a valid e-passport. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Electronic passports have this symbol on their cover: