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Worldwide Training Affiliation of Australia (IEAA)

IEAA is delighted by the Federal Authorities’s announcement that each one eligible absolutely vaccinated worldwide college students will be capable of return to Australia from 1 December 2021.

Roughly 150,000 extremely affected person present scholar visa holders will now be capable of return to Australia from 1 December 2021. Whereas there had been hypothesis for some weeks that such an announcement from the Prime Minister was “imminent”, we needed to wait till at this time for it to grow to be official.

What does this imply for the sector? There’ll nonetheless be a number of hurdles for college students to beat, together with: 

  • Guaranteeing college students are double vaccinated with an Australian-approved vaccine and they’ve a destructive PCR check end result inside three days of departing. 
  • Getting onto a flight provided that industrial flights into Australia are nonetheless at lower than 40% pre-pandemic ranges. Some states/universities are actually taking a look at reserving constitution flights to get good numbers of scholars again earlier than Semester One.
  • Our fractured Federal system at this stage would require returning worldwide college students to quarantine in Queensland and South Australia. For that reason, some college students are more likely to enter Australia by way of Sydney or Melbourne airports, spend 14 days in these states earlier than taking a home flight into South Australia and Queensland. For Western Australia, they must wait a bit longer (anticipated mid to late January).
  • For now, college students’ vaccination certificates (with their IDs embedded) shall be processed manually by Border Power upon arrival at an Australian airport. The Division of House Affairs has indicated that an digital verification system can also be imminent!
  • IEAA strongly recommends that each one college students test each the Examine Australia and Division of House Affairs web sites earlier than reserving flights and finalising their journey preparations. 

We invite you attend to our upcoming Roundtable occasion on Wednesday 24 November, the place representatives from Quarantine Australia, Examine NSW and Scholar Lodging Providers will present an replace across the newest arrival data. 

To all of our Affiliation’s members, we prolong a hearty thanks in your personal perseverance and lobbying that has received the sector by way of two very tumultuous years!



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