Australian border reopens for visa holders

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* Eligible visa holders will be able to travel to Australia without applying for an exemption from December 1.

* Visa holders will need to have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

* Visa holders will need to hold a valid visa, provide proof of their vaccine status and present a negative PCR test within three days of their departure.

* Eligible people include those on economic, student, humanitarian as well as temporary and provisional family visas.

* Twenty-eight visa types will be eligible under the scheme.

* The government will allow for more than 235,000 visa holders to travel to Australia.

* Citizens from Japan and South Korea will also be able to arrive in Australia without a travel exemption from December 1.

* Previously, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their families have been able to travel from overseas without the need to quarantine.

* More than one million travellers on visitor visas will be allowed to come to Australia at a later date yet to be set by the government.

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