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This instrument makes amendments to other determinations made under the Biosecurity Act 2015 to remove the country of Seychelles from the definition of Omicron high risk countries and make technical and operational amendments to those other determinations.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was registered at 5.11 pm (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) on 6 December 2021.
Registered 06 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
Date of repeal 08 Dec 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Emergency and Entry Requirements) Determination 2021

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

Dated 6 December 2021

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing immediately after registration                        2

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

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing day after registration                                           3

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2021    3

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination (No. 2) 2021       3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Emergency and Entry Requirements) Determination 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.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

5.11 pm (A.C.T.)
6 December 2021

2.  Schedule 1

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

5.11 pm (A.C.T.)
6 December 2021

3.  Schedule 2

The day after this instrument is registered.

7 December 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 subsections 44(2) and 477(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments commencing immediately after registration

  

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

1  Section 4 (paragraph (g) of the definition of Omicron high risk country)

Repeal the paragraph.

Schedule 2Amendments commencing day after registration

  

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2021

1  Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Ability to produce evidence of statement made before boarding

             (2)  The individual must be able to produce, to a relevant official, evidence that, before the individual boarded the aircraft, the individual made a written statement:

                     (a)  using an electronic system maintained by the Home Affairs Department; or

                     (b)  if exceptional circumstances prevented the individual from using an electronic system maintained by the Home Affairs Department—in paper form;

that included:

                     (c)  a declaration mentioned in subsection (3); and

                     (d)  the following information for the individual:

                              (i)  name;

                             (ii)  date of birth;

                            (iii)  passport number;

                            (iv)  phone number while in Australian territory;

                             (v)  intended address while in Australian territory;

                            (vi)  email address; and

                     (e)  for a statement made in paper form—a declaration that exceptional circumstances prevented the individual from using an electronic system maintained by the Home Affairs Department.

Note:          The following are examples of exceptional circumstances for subsection (2):

(a)    the electronic system was not available to the individual;

(b)    the electronic system was not available to the individual in a language that the individual understands.

2  Subsection 5(3)

Omit “(2)(a)”, substitute “(2)(c)”.

3  Subsection 5(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination (No. 2) 2021

4  Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection (including the note), substitute:

Ability to produce evidence of statement made before boarding

             (2)  The individual must be able to produce, to a relevant official, evidence that, before the individual boarded the aircraft, the individual made a written statement:

                     (a)  using an electronic system maintained by the Home Affairs Department; or

                     (b)  if exceptional circumstances prevented the individual from using an electronic system maintained by the Home Affairs Department—in paper form;

that included:

                     (c)  a declaration setting out the individual’s international travel history for the 14 days before the day the relevant international flight was scheduled to commence; and

                     (d)  the following information for the individual:

                              (i)  name;

                             (ii)  date of birth;

                            (iii)  passport number;

                            (iv)  phone number while in Australian territory;

                             (v)  intended address while in Australian territory;

                            (vi)  email address; and

                     (e)  a declaration that the individual is aware of:

                              (i)  the quarantine and testing requirements relating to the coronavirus known as COVID‑19 that apply in the State or Territory in which the landing place is located; and

                             (ii)  the penalties for non‑compliance with those requirements; and

                      (f)  for a statement made in paper form—a declaration that exceptional circumstances prevented the individual from using an electronic system maintained by the Home Affairs Department.

Note:          The following are examples of exceptional circumstances for subsection (2):

(a)    the electronic system was not available to the individual;

(b)    the electronic system was not available to the individual in a language that the individual understands.