Australia’s borders are currently closed and entry to Australia remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel to Australia is only available if you are exempt or you have been granted an individual exemption.
Travel restrictions are subject to change in response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
If you require more information about this process, or have applied and been denied a travel exemption, Thames Migration is able to assist in applying for a travel exemption for compassionate or compelling situations, business or critical skills for travel to Australia.
The airlines may ask for a “capacity exemption” as the flight would have been at capacity. To board the passenger above capacity, the airline may request the passenger to get an exemption to board above the caps.
The passenger should be looking at flights that are not at capacity to avoid this. We confirm that the Australian High Commission (London) do not provide this capacity exemption.
For more information and guidance for Travel or Capacity Exemptions, please contact us.