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This instrument requires passengers on a relevant international flight not to enter Australian territory at a landing place if the person has been in an Omicron high risk country within 14 days of the day the flight was scheduled to commence, unless an exemption set out in section 7 applies to the person.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was registered at 10.26 am (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) on 28 November 2021.
Registered 28 Nov 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Nov-2021
Tabled Senate01-Dec-2021
Date of repeal 15 Dec 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Biosecurity (Emergency Requirements—High Risk Country Travel Pause) Determination (No. 2) 2021

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following determination.

Dated 28 November 2021

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Repeal............................................................................................................................ 2

Part 2—Requirements                                                                                                                                   3

6............ Requirement not to enter Australian territory................................................................. 3

7............ Exemptions.................................................................................................................... 3

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Biosecurity (Emergency Requirements—High Risk Country Travel Pause) Determination (No. 2) 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

10.26 am (A.C.T.)
28 November 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 477(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    Australian territory;

(b)    de facto partner;

(c)    landing place;

(d)    passenger.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Australian Defence Force has the same meaning as in the Defence Act 1903.

immediate family member, of a person, means:

                     (a)  a spouse or de facto partner of the person; or

                     (b)  a dependent child of the person; or

                     (c)  a parent of the person; or

                     (d)  a parent or legal guardian of a dependent child of the person.

Omicron high risk country means any of the following:

                     (a)  Botswana;

                     (b)  Eswatini;

                     (c)  Lesotho;

                     (d)  Malawi;

                     (e)  Mozambique;

                      (f)  Namibia;

                     (g)  Seychelles;

                     (h)  South Africa;

                      (i)  Zimbabwe.

relevant international flight means a flight:

                     (a)  that commences outside Australian territory and is intended to arrive at a landing place in Australian territory; and

                     (b)  for which the scheduled departure time is at or after:

                              (i)  if this instrument commences before 12.01 am on 28 November 2021 in the place where the flight commences—12.01 am on 28 November 2021 in the place where the flight commences; or

                             (ii)  if this instrument does not commence before 12.01 am on 28 November 2021 in the place where the flight commences—12.01 am on 29 November 2021 in the place where the flight commences; and

                     (c)  that is not an Australian Government facilitated flight; and

                     (d)  that is not an emergency medical evacuation flight.

5  Repeal

                   This instrument is repealed at the start of 12 December 2021.

Part 2Requirements

  

6  Requirement not to enter Australian territory

                   A person who is a passenger of an aircraft on a relevant international flight must not enter Australian territory at a landing place if the person had been in an Omicron high risk country within 14 days before the day the flight was scheduled to commence, unless an exemption set out in section 7 applies to the person.

Note:          A person who fails to comply with a requirement that applies to the person under this instrument may commit an offence (see section 479 of the Act). For generally available defences to offences, see Part 2.3 of the Criminal Code.

7  Exemptions

                   An exemption from the requirement in section 6 applies to the following persons:

                     (a)  a person who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident;

                     (b)  a person who is an immediate family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (a);

                     (c)  a member of the crew of an aircraft or vessel;

                     (d)  a worker associated with the safety or maintenance of an aircraft or vessel;

                     (e)  a person engaged in the day‑to‑day conduct of inbound and outbound freight;

                      (f)  a person (including a member (within the meaning of the Defence Act 1903) of the Australian Defence Force) who is travelling on official government business on an Australian official or diplomatic passport;

                     (g)  a person who is an immediate family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (f);

                     (h)  a diplomatic, consular or other foreign official accredited to Australia;

                      (i)  a person:

                              (i)  who is an immediate family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (h); and

                             (ii)  who holds a Subclass 995 (Diplomatic (Temporary)) visa;

                      (j)  a member of an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT).