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Leaving Australia's Border to Transition during COVID Crisis (any one tried it?)

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Miss Kitty:
Hello every one,

I am writing to discuss the on going issue of being kept trapped within Australia's borders. The reason I am bringing this up is I have already pre-paid FFS in Spain with the Facial Team and for a Breast Augmentation in Thailand with Kamol hospital and both of those places are just waiting for me to give them the date when I can fly over there. Unfortunately our government see's it fit to keep changing the dates when we can leave over seas, I had heard that December 27th this year they will be opening borders to select countries but I heard another report today saying I could be waiting until 2023!

My gender dysphoria has been acting up a lot lately, so much so that I have taken to abusing alcohol and cigarettes again (some thing I haven't really done since I came out as Trans). I have even been prescribed anti-depressants (again, some thing I haven't done since I came out).

I am well aware a lot of Australians are going through problems at the moment but what I would like to know is if suffering with Gender Dysphoria, Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation would be enough reason to be granted a permit to leave Australia. Apparently you can apply for an exemption to leave but the basis for granting them seems to literally be random. I have heard of people receiving them just for casually conducting business then others being denied one when they are suffering with terminal diseases.

Has any one tried to apply for one on the basis of having to use surgery to Transition? Or has any one heard of trying to?
My surgery isn't supposed to go ahead until February (I booked far in the future hoping this Covid crisis would have calmed down by then), but every time I hear an update, despite the fact it's normally just gossip from strangers, the future of being able to leave without or permit (or the ability to obtain one) seems more and more grim.

If any one has any insight or suggestions I would love to hear from you.
Thanks :)

Allie Jayne:
Miss Kitty, I'm and Aussie too, but my surgeries are booked locally. There is a chance some international 'bubbles' will open up in the new year, but I haven't heard that Thailand will be part of that scheme yet. There is so much uncertainty with this virus that nobody is in a hurry to open up. I think all you can do is either move your dates back or try to negotiate a refund. So sorry Covid has so affected you, and the many who have had their surgeries postponed or even cancelled. It truly sucks.

Hugs,

Allie

Rakel:

--- Quote from: Miss Kitty on October 07, 2020, 01:30:49 am ---If any one has any insight or suggestions I would love to hear from you.

--- End quote ---

Once we have an effective vaccine, this virus should be under control and we will be back to near normal situation. My best guess is sometime early next year.

Devlyn:

--- Quote from: Rakel on October 08, 2020, 05:57:32 am ---Once we have an effective vaccine, this virus should be under control and we will be back to near normal situation. My best guess is sometime early next year.

--- End quote ---

... because everyone gets vaccines that protect the population at large without
any squawking at all......  ::) :laugh:  8) >:-)

Miss Kitty:
thank you all for the replies, I am trying my hardest to not think about what is going on. All I can do is hope for the best, apply for permission to leave or see what the politicians decide is best, a positive attitude is the best I can do until next year.

I think a realistic guess as to being able to leave is July next year, it is probably telling that Qantas is rescheduling all of their international flights then (they are all cancelled at the moment). I met an economists not long ago who said the government is effectively being forced to open international borders at that time else they are going to see over a decade of severe debt (he had a much better way of explaining it) which means July is hopefully the latest I am going to have to wait (instead of 2024 or some other horrid time).

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