What are the requirements for entering Australia for international students?

International Students and other temporary visa holders are allowed to return back to Australia from 15th December 2021 without needing to apply for travel exemption.

Finally! Yay!!

But there are many requirements you need to meet in order to arrive in Australia. In this article, we are going to talk about requirements for entering Australia and other states and territories as well.

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Basic requirements for entering Australia as an international student


In order to enter Australia, you will need to meet these basic requirements. Here are the requirements you must meet:

  • hold a valid visa to enter Australia
  • be a visa holder that is eligible to arrive in Australia without needing to apply for travel exemption
  • have a negative report of COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before flight
  • be fully vaccinated with TGA approved vaccine
  • carry an International COVID-19 vaccine certificate
  • complete Australian Travel Declaration (ATD) 72 hours before flight time but no earlier than 7 days

Requirements for entering each state and territory in Australia


Each state and territories has different requirements for entry, quarantine and testing.

You will need to make sure that you have sufficient arrangement for your isolation or quarantine before leaving your home country. It is important you complete any specific border permits for the state or territory you are entering.

In the document below, we are sharing all the requirements for each state and territory you need to meet. (Scroll through to get all the information).

Please note that this document gets updated regularly but as the situation regarding COVID-19 changes quickly we suggest you to click on the link for each state and territory to get up to date information.

We would love to hear from you which state or territory are you studying in 2022?