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Reopening of borders to international students

VIC:

  • International Student Arrivals Plan: A gradual pathway that allows students to return to Victoria by the end of 2021 under the first stage of the plan (for university students who urgently need to return to Victoria to do practical work, such as health and medical students, and postgraduate research students).

WA:

  • Will welcome fully vaccinated domestic and international arrivals (including international students) with no quarantine period once 90% of Western Australians (aged 12+) are fully vaccinated.

  • (90% target) Expected date: late January/early February 2022

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SA:

  • Will welcome fully vaccinated domestic and international arrivals (including international students) with no quarantine period once 90% of South Australians (aged 12+) are fully vaccinated.

  • (90% target) Expected date: late December 2021

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NSW:

  • A pilot plan that will see the phased return of fully vaccinated international students to NSW with the first flight touching down on Monday, December 6.

  • However, only students fully vaccinated with one of four COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) — Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, or Moderna — will be able to participate in the program.

  • Eligible students will be sent an invitation by their education provider.

  • Participating education providers will contact students to progress an expression of interest for the pilot plan.

  • You may be able to return to Australia if you have been nominated by your education institution under an approved International Student Arrival Plan. 

  • Initially, International Student Arrival Plans will prioritize the return of continuing higher education students to complete their qualifications. This includes final year students who need to complete practical placements and higher degree research students. Priority will be given to PhD students, those who have nearly completed degrees, and students studying medicine and health-related courses.

*Australia’s borders are currently closed to temporary visa holders, including international students and entry to Australia remains strictly controlled.

*Travel to Australia is only available for people who are exempt (e.g. Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members) or have been granted an individual exemption.

If you are holding a student visa and currently overseas, what should you do?
You should contact your education provider to find out more information and discuss if you can be included in an International Student Arrival Plan. Your education provider will be able to provide more advice and will notify you if you have been approved for return and provided a travel exemption.

Read more: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/students

If your Visa is expiring or you have visa-related concerns, you can contact RACC.

In regards to any Migration/Education/Study-related query, please book a FREE Online Consultation with us:

https://www.racc.net.au/migration-agent-education-agent

(Registered Migration Agent, MARN1572961, MARN1172003)