Adelaide and Perth Go Up the Global Livability Index 2021

On the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2021, Adelaide ranks 3rd and Perth ranks 6th in the Ten of the most liveable cities in the world. Adelaide moves 7 places up and ranks as Australia’s most liveable city. This city scored high for healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability and culture and environment. Outgoing Committee for …

NSW Government Proposes – the Return of International Students to Sydney

The University of Sydney and Study NSW are working in collaboration with the NSW government to bring back overseas students to campus. The NSW International Student Arrivals Plan will be funded by industry, with the support of the NSW Government and its agencies and the endorsement of the Australian Government.  The pilot program will work …

Singaporean students considered for a possible air travel bubble with Australia

Singaporean students could now be prioritized to travel to Australia to pursue or complete their education when the necessary measures for safe travel between the two countries are brought into effect. In the sixth Singapore-Australia leaders’ meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed the two-way travel between the two …

Singapore Ranks on the UK’s First Green List for Summer Travel

Starting this May 17th, 2021, the UK is allowing travellers from a few select countries to travel to the UK without having to self-isolate or quarantine. This only includes people from countries that are on the Green List. This list will be regularly reviewed every three weeks starting from May 17th and will be changed …

Students in the UK can return to campus as part of Roadmap steps

As a measure to progress towards Step 3 of the government’s roadmap which includes an easing of restrictions on indoor and social contact, students will now be allowed to return to in-person classes alongside the launch of the new employment and skills guide. Currently, students who are working on practical courses including science and engineering …

What’s the Covid-19 Vaccination Status in the UK?

In the UK, around 32 million people have been vaccinated with at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and over 8 million have already received their second dose. Currently, over 355,000-second doses are being administered every day. The first session of the vaccine programme caters especially to people above the age of 45 …

Singapore residents in ‘Urgent Need’ can apply for early Covid-19 vaccination

In a press release held on 16th March, the Ministry of Health stated that Singaporeans and permanent residents who are in urgent need of getting vaccinated can appeal for early vaccination against the Covid-19 virus. Those who are looking to travel immediately for formal education or move overseas for occupational purposes and those who are …

Singapore Airlines – First In World To Pilot IATA’s Travel Pass App

Singapore Airlines will be the world’s first airline to pilot the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass mobile application. This application will permit passengers to save their Covid-19 test results. By integrating all health credentials into a single app, customers can experience a faster and seamless check-in process. This also allows the airport check-in staff …

Canada to grant post-study work permit for international students

Last week, Canadian Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino, had announced that International students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions can now complete their programmes completely online and still be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Program (PGWP). Mr Mendicino stated that this new policy was brought to ensure that international students hoping to work in Canada don’t …

Canada tightens quarantine rules, keeps borders open

Owing to the increase in the spread of more infectious Covid-19 variants, on January 29, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced that in the coming few weeks, international travellers must adhere to additional testing and quarantine rules. They must take a Covid-19 test upon their arrival in Canada. After taking up the test at …

New Zealand Welcomes the Return of 1000 International Students

Universities in New Zealand are celebrating the arrival of 1000 international students after almost a year. According to the Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, the country can expect around 300 students in April and the rest 700 will be allowed depending on the availability. Since March 2020, universities in New Zealand have been struggling with the …

International travellers to show negative COVID test result to enter Canada

According to the latest updates from the Canadian government, international students coming to Canada by plane will now have to show a negative Covid-19 test before boarding their flights. This rule was brought into effect on January 7th, 2021 to ensure the health and safety of all Canadians. This test should be taken within 72 …