Australia welcomes international students

From 15 December 2021, Australia’s has lifted travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international students. This means that new and returning international students can travel to Australia, without the need to apply for a travel exemption, and get settled in ahead of their return to on-campus learning in 2022.

20 Dec 2021

From 15 December 2021, Australia has lifted travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international students and Temporary Graduate visa holders. This means that new and returning international students can travel to Australia, without the need to apply for a travel exemption, and get settled in ahead of their return to on-campus learning in 2022.

But with the change in national travel restrictions, international students are being reminded to still check the requirements of each of Australia’s states and territories, before they book their flights. 

This means they should check both:

Australian Government arrival requirements,

and

any additional requirements for entry into individual states and territories.

“There is a lot of interest in the announcement, which is fantastic,” says Australian Government spokesperson Melissa Banks.

“But we do need students to ensure they check the requirements of their study destination within Australia, to ensure they enjoy a smooth transition to living and learning in Australia."

To check Australia’s national requirements, as well as any state and territory requirements, please visit https://www.studyaustralia.gov.au/english/latest-travel-and-visa-advice. This page includes information about Australia’s Latest Travel Advice, approved COVID-19 vaccines (including translated information) and vaccination requirements.

Once international students have checked the national requirements, they are strongly urged to visit their state’s individual requirements via https://www.australia.gov.au/states.

Students should continue to check the travel and pre-departure requirements up until the date of their flight. Students can access a detailed checklist at: https://www.studyaustralia.gov.au/english/latest-travel-and-visa-advice/updates/travel-and-pre-departure-checklist 

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