Important Announcements from the Australian Government

Novel Coronavirus

The Australian Government announces travel restrictions. See the latest information below.


Important Announcement about entry measures to the facilities of the Biometric Capture Center in Peru:

10 December 2021

Due to the new Peruvian Supreme Decree N° 168-2021-PCM, starting on December 10th, the general public entering a closed environment facility will need to prove that they already have two vaccination doses by showing the vaccination card physically or digitally. We appreciate your understanding.


Important Information for Bogota:

23 April 2021

The ID restrictions have been extended until May 3rd, 2021 by the Mayor of Bogota in order to reduce the number of contagious Covid-19 cases.

The applicants with a national ID number ending in an odd number will not be able to enter the Australian Biometrics Collection Center in Bogota on odd days. The applicants with a national ID ending in an even number will not be able to enter the Australian Biometrics Collection Center on even days.

We kindly ask you to schedule your appointment based on your ID number for the corresponding day.


Important Information for Bogota:

7 April 2021

Due to a new decree (Decree # 135), the following identification restrictions were implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Bogota from April 6th, 2021 to April 19th, 2021.

The applicants with a national ID number ending in an odd number will not be able to enter the Australian Biometrics Collection Center in Bogota on odd days. The applicants with a national ID ending in an even number will not be able to enter the Australian Biometrics Collection Center on even days.

We kindly ask you to schedule your appointment based on your ID number for the corresponding day.


Updated travel requirements from 22 January, 2021

20 January 2021

Please be advised that from 22 January, new requirements will be introduced for people travelling to or transiting through Australia. Passengers will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVD-19 test (PCR) result to the airline, taken 72 hours or less before the scheduled departure.

For further information please visit the Departments COVID -19 website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/.


Important Information for Bogota:

21 December 2020

Due to a new decree (Decree # 293), the following identification restrictions were implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Bogota from December 21st, 2020 to January 15th, 2021:

The applicants with a national ID number ending in an odd number will not be able to enter the Australian Biometrics Collection Center in Bogota on odd days. The applicants with a national ID ending in an even number will not be able to enter the Australian Biometrics Collection Center on even days.

We kindly ask you to schedule your appointment based on your ID number for the corresponding day.


CSRA has been authorized to resume providing the Biometric collection service starting on Monday October 19th in Colombia

15 October 2020

Please note Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of home affairs website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions.


Important Information

18 September 2020

Australian operations are temporarily suspended. Please continue to monitor the Home Affairs website, https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/, for updated information regarding travel to Australia.