Australia International Student Border Update 2021-2022 | Study Abroad Info

Hello and welcome,

Today, we'll discuss the government-created air bubbles in Australia and India. Australian borders were entirely closed during the pandemic, which meant that no student could fly to Australia even when they had a valid VISA.

However, flights between Australia and India will begin on December 15th, 2021, as a result of collaboration between the governments of India and Australia, which signed an agreement under the bio bubble for air travel (before Australia, 32 nations had signed the agreement). As a result, students from India will be able to go to Australia after December 15, 2021.

Quarantine rules:

It's important to keep in mind, however, that quarantine laws vary from state to state in Australia. A 72-hour quarantine period is required in Victoria and New South Wales, but quarantine can be done at home as well. The quarantine period is 14 days in other regions, though. You can find out more about the quarantine periods for each state online.

Short-term visa holders returning to Adelaide after December 15, 2021, will no longer need a travel exemption for those on a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

VISA rules for travel:

You must hold a current Student (subclass 500) visa in order to participate in an International Student Arrival Plan. Australia does not require a minimum visa validity duration, however , you should ensure that you have adequate time on your visa in the event of a last-minute change in travel plans." You will not be allowed to board your flight if you do not have a visa. If you are currently in Australia on a student visa and have applied for a new visa while out of the country, you may be eligible for a Bridging visa A. Only those students who are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa may do so.

Travel exemptions:

The governments of each state and territory will work together with educational institutions to locate and contact with international students who may be eligible to return to Australia under a plan that has been authorized by the Australian government.

Even if you've been approved for the International Student Arrival Plan, you'll still need an exemption to enter Australia for your trip. The state or territory government will submit an application on your behalf for this exemption.

Your educational institution will assist you in making travel plans once you have received approval for a travel exemption. An International Student Arrival plan in Australia does not need you to make travel plans unless your education institution instructs you to do so.

Additional information will be requested to explain how travel exemptions tied to approved International Student Arrival Plans will be handled. If you haven't been told to, don't ask for an inbound travel exception.


In addition, the admissions for Australia's February 2022 Intake have opened. Consequently, pupils are now able to apply. In addition, applications for the July 2022 intake are now being accepted. May and September 2022 Intake applications for the United Kingdom are currently open. Canada's May 2022 intake application has already been opened. So, these are your possibilities for studying abroad.

That's all there is for the time being. Thanks!

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