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Australians in the Philippines

We know that this is a difficult time for those affected by COVID-19. We have put together a guide with useful information to answer your enquiries on:

 

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Australia provides PHP 28.52 million more for Typhoon response

Australia has committed an additional PHP 28.52 million to support the Philippine Government’s response to the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Rolly, particularly in the Bicol Region.  Find out more here.

Australlia provides support to Philippine Red Cross molecular laboratory for COVID-19 testing

Australia is providing support to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to set up and operate a laboratory to increase capacity for COVID-19 testing in Metro Manila. Find out more here.

 

Travel Restrictions

Only Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens (who are usually residents of Australia) and their immediate family members may travel to Australia at this time.  

 

All visa holders should confirm if they can travel to Australia and if required will need to apply for a travel exemption.  For more information on these restrictions please visit Home Affairs and Home Affairs COVID -19

 

Beware of Visa Scams

COVID-19 has disrupted travel plans with temporary restrictions in place. If someone is making you an immigration offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of visa scammers especially at this time and make sure you observe measures to ensure your security. 

 

For more info about visa scam, visit  https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/visa-scams/overview

 

Australian Visa

The Department of Home Affairs is prioritising processing visa applications for those travellers in the exempt categories to support urgent travel.  For more information please refer here.

 

We encourage applicants to apply  online wherever possible, as these applications will be processed faster than those lodged on paper.

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