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Australia Border OPENED for International students

Good news! The Australian government has announced that the border has finally re-opened to international students from 15 December 2021.

After nearly two years, Australia's borders are open to visa holders again

The reopening to skilled workers and international students comes after a two-week pause due to concerns around the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

As of Wednesday, fully vaccinated skilled workers and international students are allowed to come into Australia without needing a travel exemption.

The government estimates about 235,000 visa holders would now be eligible to enter the country, including an estimated 133,000 international students.

Universities Australia chief executive Catriona Jackson said she was delighted international students could at last return.

People entering Tasmania from certain high-risk areas must however return a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before they arrive. Unvaccinated people will still need to apply for a travel exemption to enter.

Source: SBS News , Department of Home Affairs

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