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Western Australia State Reopens its Doors to International Students

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  • Updated On:Aug 09,2023 01:49 PM IST

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Despite the borders being closed, the state of Western Australia announced a new pathway for already-enrolled international students to return to the state. If you are an international student enrolled in a primary school, secondary school and university or among others, you are now allowed to enter the state as per the recent announcement on February 15, 2022.

As a student, you can either fly directly to the state subject to the arrival cap imposed by the Australian government or indirectly by transiting through another state or territory.

The students must carry proof of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within 24 hours before departure and isolate for seven days at a suitable premise approved by police or the state's Department of Health after arrival.

The arriving international students are required to have at least two doses of vaccine or a triple dose if they are eligible in their home countries. They must also take a RAT or PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and either a PCR test on day six or a RAT on day seven during self-quarantine.

International education is one of the major industries in Australia but earlier this year, Western Australia authorities refused to allow students back due to Covid-19, even as some other states welcomed them.

There is one of the major industries in Australia that provide International education. Earlier this year, Western Australia authorities refused to allow students back due to Covid-19, even as some other states welcomed them.

In the state government's opinion, based on updated health advice, the cohort represents a low risk to the community, as many factors can provide confidence to quarantine arrangements now.

"International students are an important part of Western Australia's community - contributing to its diversity and vibrancy and supporting local jobs in a wide variety of industries.

This new pathway is part of our ongoing review of border controls taking place this month, based on the latest health advice," said state Premier Mark McGowan.

Government officials say eligible international students will also receive a payment of A$2,000 (S$1,926) to help cover the costs of self-quarantine.

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