Thousands of international students will be allowed to return to WA


The stance was temporarily softened earlier this month, but students had to be in Australia by February 5 before being allowed to travel to WA.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the creation of the new lane was part of an ongoing review of border controls in February and was based on the “latest health advice”.

“The relatively small size of the international student cohort and the strong support that universities provide allows us to have confidence in the quarantine arrangements, which means the risk to the community is low,” he said. declared.

About 900 international students have already entered WA since January 20.

The changes come as Curtin University has implemented a vaccination mandate on its campuses for staff, students and visitors.

A statement on the university’s website said the decision was to counter the impact of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its community.

“The decision was made after a period of engagement with the Curtin Student Guild and our staff,” he said.

“Comment from the guild and our staff was strongly in support of requiring vaccination as a crucial way to protect the health, safety and well-being of our community.

“All staff, students, visitors and others wishing to attend a Curtin campus or facility, or participate in any academic activity, must provide the university with proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before February 21. and a second by March 21.


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