1. 3.3 Western Australia opens the state border, the University of Western Australia welcomes international students to return
Last weekend, the Western Australian government officially announced that "Western Australia will fully open its borders on March 3"!
Students planning to enter Western Australia after March 3, 2022, need to:
- Have an approved G2G Pass
- No isolation required if fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine
- A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 12 hours of arrival in WA, which needs to be submitted and further reviewed as required if the test is positive
At the same time, the Western Australian government provides a series of support services to help students come back:
1. To help international students return to WA smoothly, the state government has launched a brand new international student travel portal, provided by the WA state government, in partnership with airlines to provide exclusive prices and affordable flight information:
Through this website, you will get: flight discount information and additional baggage allowance, detailed information on entry requirements, know what to prepare for yourself, and if you need it (if you can't find the flight information that suits you), you can find it on the website and TASA Get in touch with travel suppliers for FAQs and student support information about booking flights, boarding and travelling.
2. Accommodation Grant & ELICOS Grant
Update today: The International Student Quarantine Grant is only available to international students who arrive in Perth between 20 January and 2 March 2022 and are required to quarantine. If you meet the conditions, you can apply for a one-off financial assistance of AUD 2000.
3. The official pick-up link of the University of Western Australia:
2. International students are coming back soon, Australia continues to have a labor shortage!
News Corp Australia reports nearly 30,000 students have arrived in Australia in the past six weeks. Many students will rejoin the workforce, easing the "labor shortage" of small businesses.
Entry must meet the following conditions and prepare the corresponding materials:
- Hold a valid Australian visa and passport
- Fully vaccinated with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved vaccine
- Present a valid vaccination certificate upon boarding, which must be in English or a professionally certified English translation.
- Provide a negative nucleic acid certificate in English within 72 hours before flight departure or a negative certificate of RAT rapid antigen test result 24 hours before departure
- Effective February 18, 2022, the Electronic Passenger Declaration DPD will replace the original ATD requirement. Passengers arriving in Australia on or after February 18 will need to re-upload their DPD! (The DPD system is the same as ATD, which requires passengers to submit within 7 days and 72 hours before the departure of the flight to Australia)