‘A Pilot plan to bring back international students’, announced by New South Wales government. These candidates should be fully vaccinated and the first batch of 500 overseas students is expected to reach by the end of this year.
The return plan for overseas students can be enrolled in a phase manner in NSW after getting approved by the federal government. Education institutions that have signed up for this plan include:
The state’s Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro says, ” the staggered return of students was stage one of a pilot that would slowly expand and evolve, as vaccination rates continue to rise in NSW and internationally. The international education sector sustains thousands of jobs across NSW, and proud that NSW is leading the way with the return of international students to our shores.”
All 500 students who are expected to land in NSW are required to be fully vaccinated with a TGA-recognized COVID-19 vaccine and need to follow strict quarantine protocols.
This means that overseas students should get vaccinated from the Therapeutic Goods Administration approved jabs will be allowed to return. The list of approved vaccines includes:
Till now, Macquarie University and the University of Sydney have released the list of approved vaccines which includes:
Meanwhile, the state government stated that the educational institutions would contact the students to proceed with the EOI (expression of interest) related to the pilot plan. NSW government declared that Scape would provide accommodation, and the returning students will be quarantined for 14-days in a Redfern facility.
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