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International Students Can Finally Come to Australia Again

International Students Can Finally Come to Australia Again

January 2023 update regarding a negative covid test requirement for some travellers.

Evidence of vaccine status is not required from the 6th of July 2022.

Amazing news. Student Visa holders are allowed to come to Australia from the 15th of December 2021.

Fully vaccinated international students will not have to quarantine and will only need to present a negative covid test. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said:

“… travelers will need to be fully vaccinated, and they will need to present a negative PCR test taken within three days prior to their departure.”

Update (January 2023) regarding the negative test result requirement when traveling to Australia: Travellers entering Australia from China, Hong Kong, and Macau from 5 January​ 2023 must provide a negative covid test undertaken within a 48-hour period prior to the day of their scheduled departure for Australia.

Update (6th of July 2022) regarding the vaccine requirements in Australia: Student Visa holders and other travelers entering Australia are no longer required to provide evidence of their vaccination status. Masks are still required on flights traveling to Australia though. Don’t forget to check with your airline whether they require evidence of vaccination in order to allow you to board the plane.

Update (21st of December 2021): NSW and Victoria remove the 72-hour isolation requirement for international arrivals. International students arriving in these states only need to take a PCR test within 24 hours after arrival and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.

Update (15th of December 2021): International students are allowed to travel to Australia from today. New South Wales, Victoria, and ACT only require fully vaccinated travelers to self-isolate for 72 hours after arriving. Queensland and South Australia require a 14-day quarantine. Northern Territory won’t require quarantine at all from the 20th of December. Western Australia is set to re-open its borders to international students from February 2022.

Contact us if you would like to study in Australia or browse our affordable courses for international students here.

Update (9th of December 2021): According to the Department of Home Affairs Australia will indeed reopen its borders to international students on the 15th of December 2021:

“From 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated international students can travel to participating states and territories in Australia, quarantine-free without needing to apply for a travel exemption.”

What does it mean ‘fully vaccinated?

If you would like to apply for an Australian Student Visa, this is how the Department of Home Affairs defines full vaccination:

Australia considers you to be fully vaccinated if you have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised vaccine. This includes mixed doses. Current vaccines and dosages accepted for the purposes of travel are:

  • Two doses at least 14 days apart of:
    • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
    • AstraZeneca Covishield
    • Pfizer/Biontech Comirnaty
    • Moderna Spikevax or Takeda
    • Sinovac Coronavac
    • Bharat Biotech Covaxin
    • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for 18-60-year-olds).
  • Or one dose of:
    • Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.

How to come to Australia as an international student?

Would you like to be among the first ones to come to Australia? Send us a message and one of our colleagues will help you step-by-step. You can also check our FAQs where you can find answers to the most common questions about courses and Student Visa (like financial requirements, Student Visa work limitations, etc.)

You can also check which courses are the cheapest in Sydney and Melbourne right now.

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