Australia’s Treasury is hopeful of travel restrictions being relaxed to let Australian visa holders return to the country in 2021, according to reports.
Ahead of the Australian government’s announcement on the new Migration Program planning levels, the Treasury assumes the country’s international borders will be gradually opened in the first half of 2021, allowing skilled and business visa holders to resume Australian immigration.
International travellers entering Australia will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon arrival in the country.
Although immigration is expected to return to normality in 2021, it will be at a leisurely pace, and it will take quite some time before immigration numbers hit the pre-pandemic levels.
Moreover, it remains to be seen if the Australian Department of Home Affairs can retain the migration ceiling at 160,000 places, which it hinted previously would be the case.