Good news for international students who are stuck in their homelands and waiting for their entry into Australia. Under the New South Wales government’s pilot program, international students will be back in Australia by the second half of the year.
The incoming students will stay at purpose-built student accommodation facilities and follow quarantine protocol after their return.
The New South Wales government has announced that 250 students will travel to Sydney per fortnight. The return of international students will start in July.
Details about International Students Return to Australia
In this program, 250 international students will come to Sydney per fortnight from mid-year. This gradual approach will enable the state to examine and manage the whole procedure.
Furthermore, the return of international students will not impact the number of people returning to Australia. The incoming international students will stay at purpose-built quarantine facilities.
New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said that “International education is our second most valuable export, and we need to do what we can to help students return and revive this sector as quickly as possible.”
“Typically, we have more than 250,000 international students studying in NSW each year, and they directly supported over 95,000 local jobs before the pandemic,” he added.
Mr. Perrottet said, “If we don’t act fast, students will turn to other overseas destinations, and it could take the sector decades to recover. NSW Health would triage arriving students and direct them to quarantine at specially approved student accommodation at no cost to taxpayers.”