Borders open in Australia

Australian team holding signs at airport wearing face masks

Borders open in Australia

The Australian government has announced the easing of travel restrictions with borders reopening after a pause due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.  

Borders open in Australia - what this means for international students

Due to its rapid and successful delivery of a COVID-19 booster vaccination programme, Australia has now taken steps to make it easier for fully vaccinated international students and travellers to enter the country safely.

Arriving students will need to have a full vaccination and must have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours before arrival by taking a PCR test.

From a higher-education perspective, this means that international students can now study on-campus at universities in Australia.  

Study Group CEO Emma Lancaster reflects on the easing of travel restrictions in Australia: 

“After an uncertain time for students who wish to study on campus at a university in Australia, we welcome the decisions to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated travellers, including international students."

Study Group Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand Alex Chevrolle adds: 

“We are aware that many international students wish to return to their studies on campus to gain experience of living overseas for cultural immersion, to have direct face-to-face interaction with their tutors and to connect and build friendships with their peers in person. 

“This is great news for our students, and we look forward to welcoming them to our study centres and colleges in 2022.”