The Australian federal government has finally set a date for the country’s borders to open to vaccinated students and allowed them to study in Australia, providing students with what stakeholders describe as a “clear roadmap” to landing on the country’s beaches.
Fully vaccinated student visa holders will be able to enter to study in Australia without the requirement to seek for a travel exemption from December 1. The administration claims that the return of overseas students would “further solidify our economic recovery.”
The government stated in a joint statement from the prime minister, the minister for Foreign Affairs, the minister for Home Affairs, the minister for Education and Youth, and the Minister for Women that the initiative is compatible with the National Plan to securely reopen Australia.
By opening our border to skilled and student visa holders, we will guarantee we continue to safeguard Australians’ health while reuniting families and securing our economic recovery.
Students must be completely vaccinated with a TGA-recognized vaccine, submit documentation of immunisation status, and have a valid visa to return. They will also be required to produce a negative PCR test done within three days of leaving.
For pupils to be deemed immunised, seven days must have passed since the last dose of vaccination
Arrivals must also adhere to quarantine laws in the state or territory to which they are travelling. Quarantine-free entry arrangements for students are in place in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Victoria was the most recent state to declare quarantine-free travel for students who can verify they fulfil immunisation requirements, doing so on November 20.
According to Universities Australia, there is a rising trend toward no quarantine for properly vaccinated students. The return of skilled workers and students to Australia is a significant milestone in our route back; it is significant in terms of what Australians have been able to achieve and enable us to do.
It will mean a lot to our country’s economies, which need those employees and want to see those kids back.”
This is fantastic news that will give more than 130,000 international students with visas waiting to return to Australia hope. They want nothing more than to re-join their peers in Australia.
We are looking forward to further information so that we can work fast to get students back for first semester next year.
Alec Webb, executive director of the Regional Universities Network, stated that the exemption from travel beginning December 1 will be appreciated by prospective and returning international students.
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