Pre-departure COVID test for international travellers to Australia ditched

The federal government is ditching a requirement for overseas travellers to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they fly to Australia. Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government would no longer make it a condition of entry that people had to show they had tested negative for the virus before …

Department of Home Affairs: Ukraine visa support

The Department is supporting Australia’s response to the ​crisis in Ukraine and is progressing visa applications from Ukrainian nationals as a priority, particularly for those with a connection to Australia. Since 23 February 2022, the Department has granted around 4,500, mostly temporary, visas to Ukrainians in Ukraine and hundreds more to Ukrainians …