22 November 2021
Australia Re-Opens for International Students from December 15th!
The dream of a study abroad experience in Australia is once more a reality for the thousands of international students who have waited patiently for this day. The Australian government announced yesterday that from December 15th borders are to open for fully vaccinated students with eligible study visas.
Under these arrangements, travelers must:
• Be fully vaccinated with a completed dosage of a vaccine approved or recognized by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
• Hold a valid student visa
• Provide proof of their vaccination status
• Present a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within three days of departure
In addition, as of December 15, Australia will welcome students on Working Holiday Visas and visitors from Japan and Korea.
Travellers to Australia must comply with the quarantine requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. New South Wales (Sydney) and Victoria (Melbourne) currently require all arriving travelers to quarantine for 72 hours; travellers arriving from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Malawi, and the Seychelles will be required to quarantine for a full 14 days. Students destined to study in South Australia (Adelaide) and Queensland (Brisbane) must enter Australia through New South Wales or Victoria – additional state quarantine requirements may apply when transferring to your study location. We will be adding further information shortly, so please keep watching for our news posts!
Over the last 18 months ILSC and Greystone College's have continued to serve our student communities at all four of our locations - Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. All of our teams are now eagerly looking forward to welcoming back new students to start their study & work journey in Australia. Now's the time to book as visa processes and flight availability gradually return to pre-COVID levels.
Learn more about these exciting developments here.
Chris Nolan - VP, Sales & Marketing
Christopher Mediratta - President & Chief Operating Officer