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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:
- Flight options
- Cap on international arrivals into Australia and seeking exemptions
- Financial support
- Hotel quarantine in Australia
- Current developments in the Philippines
- Health concerns
- Australian visas (Department of Home Affairs)
- Philippines visas
- Seeking to return to the Philippines
- The Australian Embassy
- Other useful links
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.
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
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.