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Quarantine related information can be found here:
https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/news-media-releases/covid-19-tax-relief-measures/quarantine-fees

We applied for an exemption while being in quarantine and have just received a waiver email a few days ago.
Our original flight was booked before in June(before July12 cutoff) It was canceled and we rebooked it for July 20. Since the booking reference number was the same, the fee has been waived off for us.





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Which airlines did you travel ? And do you need to apply for this exemption before landing in Aus or you can do it once you land ?
 

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Which airlines did you travel ? And do you need to apply for this exemption before landing in Aus or you can do it once you land ?
I was on Qatar Airways. I applied for it after landing but a person on a Facebook forum claimed that he got exemption before landing. In the exemption email from NSW revenue, it is mentioned which ticket it applies to. So I guess one can apply before landing if they have confirmed plans.
 

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Quarantine related information can be found here:
https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/news-media-releases/covid-19-tax-relief-measures/quarantine-fees

We applied for an exemption while being in quarantine and have just received a waiver email a few days ago.
Our original flight was booked before in June(before July12 cutoff) It was canceled and we rebooked it for July 20. Since the booking reference number was the same, the fee has been waived off for us.





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3000$ is very steep. might cost more than 5000$ is traveling with family. do not understand how govt contribution can go from 100% to 0%.
 

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3000$ is very steep. might cost more than 5000$ is traveling with family. do not understand how govt contribution can go from 100% to 0%.
Because govt advised everyone to return and gave enough time to do so. It was obvious that such support was only temporary and any govt cannot fund such costs forever
 

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Because govt advised everyone to return and gave enough time to do so. It was obvious that such support was only temporary and any govt cannot fund such costs forever
Yes, but the problem is people were unable to travel because of the travel restrictions in departing country. Especially, in case of India, there weren't enough flights available for all stranded Australians and residents to return back since March. Now with the incoming passenger cap set by Australia, it is now even more difficult to get a ticket. There are still thousands waiting in India to get a ticket but there has only been around 260 tickets made available through VBM in August. Some were lucky to get into privately chartered flights (for exorbitant prices) and had to be careful of scammers while opting for chartered flights.

There was always indication that this payment will stop, but we can't really put the blame on the people for not coming back earlier. Many of them were trying their best but unable to come back. The situation is unprecedented and extra-ordinary, so I don't really blame the government either.
 
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