Changes have been made to border class exceptions to allow visas to be granted to a further 200 rural contractors (agricultural and horticultural mobile plant machinery operators), 450 BATM-class deep-sea fishing crew, and 615 BATM and non-BATM class deep-sea fishing crew.
The existing border exception has been widened for replacement cargo crew to cover all commercial shipping. These instructions are effective on and after 21 January 2022.
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