New South Wales government announces return of international students

12 November 2021

It’s official! Fully vaccinated international students keen to study at a university in New South Wales will not be required to quarantine, provided they are vaccinated with a Australian-Government recognized vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna).

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Sydney, New South Wales

This statement was announced Nov. 12, 2021 by New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and the Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres. The first chartered plane of returning international students under the NSW International Student Arrivals Pilot Plan is scheduled to land in Sydney Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

Students will require Commonwealth Government approval to travel to Australia.

This first flight will carry approximately 250 students from more than 15 nations, including Canada. The pilot plan phased approach includes flights to NSW every two weeks from December 2021 until further notice.

Where can you study in New South Wales?

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is located on the east coast of Australia. With a population of over 5 million, Sydney is the largest city in both Australia and Oceania. From its stunning architecture to its expansive coastline, this city is the most popular in Australia for good reasons. The city has become famous for its beautiful waterfront, Sydney Harbour, which include Sydney’s main tourist attractions, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

With Sydney’s beautiful climate, exciting city lifestyle, and endless nature surrounds, it is no wonder that international students enjoy claiming it as their Aussie home.

Australian universities in NSW

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