Australia International Travel Restrictions in Every State and Territory

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Hey, have you envisioned yourself as an international student studying in Australia? But are you worried about Australia travel restrictions and pursuing your dreams amidst a pandemic? Fret not! Your dreams are within reach.

The Australian universities offer 3 intakes in an academic year and you can choose the intake for the upcoming years 2022 and 2023 based on the availability of the course you want to study, the acceptance rate in the particular intake, your academic results and admission test scores, etc. As Semester 1 commences between February to March, Semester 2 between July to August, and Semester 3 between September to November you must plan in advance to choose the intake which is convenient for you.

Now, ever since the Australian government has announced that the country's borders are ready to welcome international travellers, students seeking to study in Australia are baffled by Australia travel bubble and Australia travel restrictions in each territory. Fully vaccinated international students can travel to Australia from 15 December 2021, without needing to apply for a travel exemption. All international arrivals including international students must comply with Australia travel declaration including quarantine, pre-arrival and post-arrival requirements in the state or territory they plan to travel to.

Australia travel restrictions, rules and requirements in each state & territory

State

Travel rules

Post-arrival requirements

Quarantine

Victoria

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Undertake PCR/RAT test within 24 hours of arrival and isolate until you receive a negative result

New South Wales

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Undertake PCR/RAT test within 24 hours of arrival, as well as on day 6 after entering NSW

South Australia

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Retake PCR test within 24 hours of arriving into SA


 

Northern Territory

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Australian Capital Territory

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

- Complete an online declaration form within 24 hours after arriving in ACT

- Undertake PCR/RAT test within 24 hours after arriving in ACT



Queensland

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Complete a Queensland Travel Declaration upon arrival

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Undertake PCR/RAT test within 24 hours of arrival and isolate until you receive a negative result

Tasmania

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Western Australia

- Must hold an eligible student visa 

- Must get G2G Pass approval

- Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

- Provide proof of vaccination status and negative PCR/RAT test within 72 hours before departure

Retake PCR/RAT test within 12hrs of arriving into WA

7 days self-quarantine needed 

 

*Note: Self-quarantine address cannot be changed once stated in the G2G application

Evidence or Proof of vaccination

If you are an international traveller vaccinated in Australia, you will need to show airline staff your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) to the airline staff. If you were vaccinated overseas and do not have an ICVC, you will need to present a foreign vaccination certificate that meets all of the requirements outlined on the Australian Passport Office website.

List of approved vaccinations

International students will be considered to be fully vaccinated travellers if they have completed a course of a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Two doses of:

  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
  • AstraZeneca Covishield
  • Pfizer/ Biontech Comirnaty
  • Moderna Spikevax or Takeda
  • Sinovac Coronavac
  • Bharat Biotech Covaxin
  • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for people under 60 years of age on arrival in Australia)
  • Gamaleya Research Institute Sputnik V
  • Novavax/Biocelect Nuvaxovid.

One dose of:

  • Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.

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