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Australia Travel and Entry Updates for International Students

Information correct as of January 22, 2022

Please be aware that all incoming international students will require full vaccination by TGA-approved vaccine to enter Australia.

While fully vaccinated international students are allowed to enter Australia, they must follow the required testing and quarantine regulations of the state to which they are travelling.

Can I enter Australia without quarantining?

South Australia

Can I enter without quarantining?

Yes, no quarantine required

To enter South Australia, fully vaccinated international travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. They must then take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival in South Australia and quarantine until the test has been taken. No further quarantine period is required unless they return a positive result; depending on the traveller’s circumstances, this quarantine will be completed at home or at a medi-hotel.


Quarantine Requirements

No quarantine required.


Further Information

The Department of Home Affairs
Government of South Australia


New South Wales

Can I enter without quarantining?

Yes, no quarantine required

International arrivals do not need to quarantine upon arrival in NSW. From 21 December, fully vaccinated international travellers arriving in NSW must get a PCR test within 24 hours after arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result. You must comply with the NSW Health Guidelines for Recent Fully Vaccinated Arrivals and get a follow-up test on day six after arrival.


Quarantine Requirements

No quarantine required.


Further Information

The Department of Home Affairs
Service NSW
Study NSW


Victoria

Can I enter without quarantining?

Yes, no quarantine required

International arrivals do not need to quarantine upon arrival in Victoria. From 21 December, fully vaccinated international travellers arriving in Victoria must get a PCR test within 24 hours after arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result. They must get another PCR test between days five and seven after arrival.


Quarantine Requirements

No quarantine required.


Further Information

The Department of Home Affairs
Victorian Government


Western Australia

Can I enter without quarantining?

No

Although the WA border was initially set to fully open to international arrivals on 5 February 2022, this decision has been delayed due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant. Under the new plan, international arrivals will be permitted to enter WA from 5 February, but they must undergo a 14-day quarantine and follow rigorous testing requirements upon arrival. You can find the full list of requirements for international travellers here.


Quarantine Requirements

No entry until 5 February 2022. Quarantine will still be required.


Further Information

The Department of Home Affairs
Government of Western Australia


Australian Capital Territory

Can I enter without quarantining?

Yes, no quarantine required

International arrivals who are fully vaccinated will now need to get a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival in Australia and quarantine until they receive a negative result. Provided the returned traveller receives confirmation of a negative PCR test result, they (and other household members) may leave quarantine. They do not need to wait to be formally advised of the end of their quarantine by ACT Health.


Quarantine Requirements

No quarantine required.


Further Information

The Department of Home Affairs
ACT Government


Northern Territory

Can I enter without quarantining?

Yes, no quarantine required

Fully vaccinated travellers entering the Northern Territory from overseas will not need to quarantine upon arrival. They must complete a Border Entry Form and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Another COVID-19 test must be taken within 72 hours of arrival in the NT and again on day 6.


Quarantine Requirements

No quarantine required.


Further Information

Northern Territory Government
The Department of Home Affairs


Tasmania

Can I enter without quarantining?

It's complicated

Quarantine conditions are in place for fully vaccinated international arrivals under certain conditions. Travellers must check the list of high and extreme-risk areas to know if they are subject to COVID-19 testing and/or quarantine requirements once they arrive in Tasmania. Those who have been in an extreme-risk area in the 14 days before arriving Tasmania will need approval to enter the State.


Quarantine Requirements

Updates to be announced.


Further Information

Tasmanian Government
The Department of Home Affairs


Queensland

Can I enter without quarantining?

Yes, no quarantine required

From Saturday 22 January 2022, there will be no restrictions on entry to Queensland and no quarantine required for international travellers.


Quarantine Requirements

No quarantine required.


Further Information

Queensland Government
The Department of Home Affairs

Australia Safe Travel Zones

Australia has opened its quarantine-free travel bubble for fully vaccinated travellers coming from the Republic of Korea and Japan as of 15 December 2021. Since 21 November 2021, Australia has had a quarantine-free arrangement for fully vaccinated arrivals from Singapore.

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