Students More Hopeful To Return as Canberra Unis Drop Quarantine Requirements

Students More Hopeful To Return as Canberra Unis Drop Quarantine Requirements

Students More Hopeful To Return as Canberra Unis Drop Quarantine Requirements

While the need for federal agreement remains, the new announcement of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Canberra universities’ dropping of quarantine requirements will boost international students’ hope to return to campus for the 2022 academic year.

ACT’s affirmation to admit fully vaccinated university students for the commencement of the next academic year in February had indicated an intention to allow the safe campus return of international students.

Key Takeaways:

  • International students are of high hopes to safely return to their respective campuses for the 2022 academic year.
  • The Australian Capital Territory is to admit fully vaccinated university students for the commencement of the next academic year in February.
  • This update follows the good figure of vaccination rate across Canberra, with 80% of its population over 11 years old having been fully vaccinated.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has confirmed that students may enter ACT without the quarantine requirement as long as they adhere to the federal government’s guidelines on vaccination and testing for international arrivals.

This new announcement followed the easing of restrictions across Canberra driven by the figure saying that 80 percent of its population over 11 years old have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

By the end of November, the government is looking forward to closing the vaccination of eligible individuals to 99 percent of the total population. Moreover, Victoria and New South Wales intend to drop the quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated overseas arrivals from the beginning of November.

To welcome more international students coming from India and China, the Australian government has announced in October its recognition of some COVID-19 vaccines such as Covishield and Sinovac, apart from the four vaccines approved for use in Australia.

Academics have welcomed ACT’s decision and affirmed the continuing efforts to work with the commonwealth on arrangements to open the borders to students as soon as Australia can.

The return of international students will be welcome news for Canberra, being the top provider of considerable social and economic contributions to the city alongside higher education institutions.

In fact, new research by financial services provider Remitly reveals that Australia is a highly-ranked study destination for international students, topping 36 other countries. MSM Unify is your one-stop source platform that connects students, higher education institutions, and agents in Australia and the world. Sign up now to get the latest updates and information on international education.


Recent posts

Filter by Categories


An internal error occurred during your request.


Are you sure, you want to logout?

Yes, I am sure! No

Write for Us

Do you have a story to tell that will get students excited about learning? Are you an institution eager to reach out to students and share insights about the latest in edtech? Or are you an agent armed with useful information that can help students prepare and become successful with their international education? Do you handle a student organization and want to share your thoughts about pressing issues?

We want to hear from you!

MSM Unify welcomes pitches about every topic you can think about international education, professional learning, comprehensive assessments, technology integration, and everything in between.

Send us a message through our Contact Us page, and be sure to include the following details:

  • A few details about your post and an outline.
  • Links to any graphics or images you want to use.
  • Your target audience.
  • A short author bio with details about your role.

Note: Please make your submissions at least 800 to 1,000 words. We only accept original articles. Posts that have been published on other platforms will not be accepted.

MSM Unify Editorial Process

Your submitted pitch will be discussed by our editorial team. Once we decide to accept it, one of our editors will contact you for further discussions.

All articles submitted to MSM Unify will be subject to our Terms of Use.