Travel Restrictions-Permission for Outbound and Inbound travel –Current Statistics

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Benson Shi

Outbound

There are 5 main categories whereby permission for outbound travel is decided upon:

  1. Persons whose travel is as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid.
  2. Persons whose travel is essential for the conduct of critical industries and business (including export and import industries).
  3. Persons who are travelling to receive urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia.
  4. Persons who are travelling on urgent and unavoidable personal business.
  5. On compassionate or humanitarian grounds.

Statistics as of 25 March – 6 May 2020

Category Approved Refused Total
No.1 53 21 74
No. 2 136 45 181
No. 3 45 28 73
No. 4 514 277 791
No. 5 2189 694 2833
Total 2937 1065 4002

Inbound

There were no main categories for inbound travellers:
Statistics as of 2 Feb – 6 May 2020

Category Approved Refused Total
Business leaders 57 6 63
Compassionate 801 195 996
Critical Skill – Medical 221 9 230
Critical Skill – Other 252 7 259
Diplomatic 112 1 113
Medevac patients 12 0 12
Students 121 1 122
Protection Visa holders 329 34 363
Transits 4967 9 4976
Total 6872 262 7134

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