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eVisitor pass. Outbound ticket required?

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1. Posted by inasia (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

inasia has indicated that this thread is about Australia

I have an eVisitor pass for Australia (which was free, and issued very quickly).

Do I need to present an outbound ticket when I arrive in Australia? I can't find anything about this in the conditions.

There are two possible dates on which I might leave - and I just want to save myself a flight re-booking fee if I can. So ideally, I want to buy my outbound flight ticket once in Australia.

(UK Passport/Nationality)

2. Posted by ozulrike (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

I always thought one-way tickets are far more expensive (if you buy two) than return tickets. In that case a return ticket and a rebooking fee would still be cheaper. Have you checked the prices? However, if the visa conditions don't state you need a return ticket then I would assume you don't need one.

3. Posted by inasia (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

I'm flying with Air Asia. It's a budget airline anyway - No discount for buying a return journey at the same time.

In the old days, visiting Australia, I remember I had a fully refundable ticket from Australia to New Caledonia. I never went to New Caledonia of course - I just had the ticket to satisfy the visa conditions. And booked the next leg of my journey when the time came (or an airline had an irresistible offer).

My plans tend to change at short notice anyway - so if Australia no longer require proof of outbound travel, that's great. I just can't believe that things can be so easy though.

4. Posted by ozulrike (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

Good to hear that it doesn't cost more if you buy tickets separately. Enjoy your trip!