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I have heard that some visa holders no longer need an exemption before travelling?

Category: Visa for Australia

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I have heard that some visa holders no longer need an exemption before travelling.
How can I find out if the travel ban still applies to me?


Answer provided by Migration Agent

The acting Minister for Immigration has announced the new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) consisting of 17 occupations aiming to assist in Australia’s CoViD-19 recovery.

The Priority Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) will allow for small numbers of skilled workers to enter Australia from overseas: visa holders in PMSOL occupations, who have been sponsored by a business in Australia, may no longer need to obtain an exemption before travelling.

Relevant occupations are:
- Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
- Construction Project Manager (133111)
- Mechanical Engineer (233512)
- General Practitioner (253111)
- Resident Medical Officer (253112)
- Psychiatrist (253411)
- Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
- Midwife (254111)
- Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
- Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
- Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
- Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
- Registered Nurses nec (254499)
- Developer Programmer (261312)
- Software Engineer (261313)
- Maintenance Planner (312911)

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