International students have been worried about their entry to Australia, and they have been waiting impatiently to know about it. Finally, a new plan has allowed international students to return to South Australia, and SA Health has approved it.
The incoming international students serve two weeks quarantine at Parafield Airport in Adelaide, reported ABC News. The federal government is now considering the new plan.
A state government spokesperson has said that child public health officer Nicola Spurrier had approved the international student arrival plan because it met all the protocols and requirements of the federal government, as reported by ABC News.
International students are unable to travel as the borders are shut for quite a long time, and due to this, there is a significant decline in enrolments.
The state government spokesperson said, “International students add so much to South Australia’s multicultural fabric, along with the clear economic benefits for our CBD and our state overall, with every three students leading to the creation of one job.”
International students play a significant part in South Australia’s economy by contributing over $2 billion in 2019.
This new plan is only for those international students who are studying in SA, and other states will consider their own options.
There is uncertainty among students about how long the borders will stay closed and when they will re-open. The pandemic has created a significant impact on students’ mental health, and since there is uncertainty about borders re-opening, the students are suffering and are tired of waiting.
Many students have also complained that they are not satisfied with online learning quality and their experience is not good. On Twitter, students are raising their voices as they are stuck in their home country and taking online classes that are not good enough. They want to return to Australia on an urgent basis and resume their studies.
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