To enable international students who are ineligible to travel without an exemption, Australian state and territory governments are developing an international student arrival plan.
Under this plan, the state or territory government and the education providers will work in coordination with each other to enable the return of eligible international students to Australia. The participants of the International Student Arrival Plan must hold a subclass 500 student visa and will also need a travel exemption, which will be applied by the relevant state or territory government on the participant student’s behalf. The international student arrival plan is for the following states and territories:
- New South Wales
However, the arrivals of international students under the international student arrival plan may be halted at any time, to ensure health and safety, which is of foremost importance.