Department of Home Affairs Statement 14th April 2020 – COVID-19 Temporary Visa Holders Frequently Asked Questions
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The Department of Home Affairs has produced a PDF regarding COVID-19 temporary visa measures which includes frequently asked questions from temporary visa holders in Australia.
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“The Australian Government is committed to protecting the health of Australians, supporting businesses and jobs and securing food supply while we combat the COVID-19 virus.
The livelihood of Australians who become unemployed as the economic impacts deepen is paramount to the Government.
The Government is making a number of changes to temporary visa holder arrangements during the coronavirus crisis in order to protect the health of our community, safeguard job opportunities for Australians, support critical industries, and assist with the rapid recovery post
The priority of the Government during this period is public health. All temporary visa holders should follow public health advice with respect to COVID-19.
It is important that temporary visa holders retain a lawful status wherever possible. Whatever a person’s visa status, there is no barrier to engaging with our health system if they are sick.
Visitor Visa Holders
Visitor visa holders in Australia should return home if it is possible to do so.
There are currently over 213,000 visitor visa holders in Australia.
A visitor visa only allows a temporary stay and due to current circumstances associated
with COVID-19, including state and territory border restrictions, business closures and
social distancing requirements, all visitors are encouraged to depart Australia”.
The fact sheet about COVID-19 Temporary Visa Measures Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet (Current as at 4 April 2020) is available to download below.
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