Outward Travel Restrictions Exempt Traveller and Individual Exemption Data

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I respectfully request under FOI the following information from the period of 25 March 2020 until the date of this request (25 April 2021):

(1) Data regarding the number of travellers determined to be exempt from outward travel restrictions and not required to apply for an individual exemption. To the extent this data can be disaggregated, I respectfully request that it be disaggregated by the categories of traveller exempt from travel restrictions outlined in paragraph 2 of the 'Outward Travel Restrictions Operation Directive' v7.

(2) Data regarding the number of travellers who have applied for an individual exemption to the outward travel restrictions. To the extent this data can be disaggregated, I respectfully request that it be disaggregated by the general basis for the exemption request (or by another similar categorisation adopted by DHA), as well as by the country of intended travel.

(3) Data regarding the number of travellers who have been approved for an individual exemption to the outward travel restrictions. To the extent this data can be disaggregated, I respectfully request that it be disaggregated by the general basis for the exemption request (or by another similar categorisation adopted by DHA), as well as by the country of intended travel.

Yours faithfully,

Regina Jefferies

Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:         FA 21/05/00347

File Number:          OBJ2021/13879 

Dear Regina Jefferies

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 6 May 2021 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:

I respectfully request under FOI the following information from the period
of 25 March 2020 until the date of this request (25 April 2021):

(1) Data regarding the number of travellers determined to be exempt from
outward travel restrictions and not required to apply for an individual
exemption. To the extent this data can be disaggregated, I respectfully
request that it be disaggregated by the categories of traveller exempt
from travel restrictions outlined in paragraph 2 of the 'Outward Travel
Restrictions Operation Directive' v7.

(2) Data regarding the number of travellers who have applied for an
individual exemption to the outward travel restrictions. To the extent
this data can be disaggregated, I respectfully request that it be
disaggregated by the general basis for the exemption request (or by
another similar categorisation adopted by DHA), as well as by the country
of intended travel.

(3) Data regarding the number of travellers who have been approved for an
individual exemption to the outward travel restrictions. To the extent
this data can be disaggregated, I respectfully request that it be
disaggregated by the general basis for the exemption request (or by
another similar categorisation adopted by DHA), as well as by the country
of intended travel. .

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FOI Request:         FA 21/05/00347

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