Students lose thousands of dollars after border reopening delay

Earlier this month the federal government of Australia said the country’s borders would open for vaccinated students on December 1, giving them what stakeholders describe as a “clear pathway” to arriving on the country’s shores. “The most hurtful thing is that these...

April reopening plan ‘too late’

International students will be included in the third step of the border opening plan, behind fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens and residence-class visa holders from Australia from January 17 and citizens and residence-class visa holders from other countries (not...

Victoria submits re-opening plan to federal government

According to a senior government source, The Age reported that, if approved by federal government, international students could begin arriving before the end of 2021. The news comes days after Australian prime minister Scott Morrison revealed plans to begin opening...

US sector reacts to visa interview waivers and travel reopening

On September 14, the US announced student visa applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, were never refused a visa and have no apparent ineligibility could be eligible to forgo visa interview requirements. Additionally, first-time US visa applicants from...

Canada reveals first phase of border reopening

Public Health Agency of Canada announced on June 21 that – because of vaccine roll out successes and residents following public health measures – it will introduce “cautious adjustments”. From July 5, asymptomatic travellers fully inoculated with recognised vaccines...