Western Australia Launches Website to Streamline International Student Arrivals


Western Australia (WA) has announced a new online platform that makes it extremely easy for international students to travel and study in the state.

Between 2020 and 2021, international students were banned from traveling to WA due to a pandemic caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

However, according to the StudyPerth report (pdf), With 53,404 international registrations in WA in 2019, the majority of college students come from China, boosting WA’s GDP by $ 2.1 billion, making it one of the most profitable industries in the state.

The travel portal will allow future students to see relevant COVID rules and restrictions, and can also help students book flights.

Only fully vaccinated students will be admitted, and students arriving after March 3 will not need to be quarantined if the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result is negative.

If you arrive before March 3rd and need quarantine, the platform will also notify you that you are eligible to receive $ 2,000 in quarantine-related costs that are part of the $ 8 million Student Quarantine Support Program.

David Templeman, Minister of International Education in Western Australia, said international students are an important part of the community and the state is open to welcoming arrivals.

“By providing clear and easily accessible information through this new portal, students will also be familiar with government travel and health requirements and will be able to book flights,” said Templeman. Said..

“We want thousands of international students to return to our magnificent state and will continue to provide as much support as we can to make their experience as seamless as possible. “

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David Templeman, Minister of International Education, Western Australia. (Government of Western Australia)

As of February 23, WA recorded 643 regional cases of new regional infections. This is the largest surge in daily cases the state has experienced since the pandemic began. A total of 5 patients were hospitalized and there were no intensive care units.

In a total of 4,452 cases, the state government enforced mask obligations on all students in the classroom.

Also, the Government of Western Australia does not require college students to be vaccinated, but the two largest universities in the state, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, have decided to implement this requirement.

WA will also open the interstate border from March 3, after being closed for several months from other parts of the country, and the state government may manage the rapidly increasing case of Omicron. I admit that it’s getting harder.

The new enforcement measures include the obligation to mask indoors and the 2 square meter distance rule for some places, including places of worship and hospitality.

Most of the state’s workforce, visitors to hospitals and long-term care facilities, health, entertainment, fitness, and other existing evidence of vaccination requirements remains. The venue for hospitality.

Daniel Kumerev

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Daniel Khmelev is a Perth-based Australian reporter working on energy, technology and politics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics and computer science. Contact him at [email protected]

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