Australia to welcome vaccinated foreign students, workers

Australia is set to further relax Covid-19 pandemic restriction from December 1. As many as 200,000 vaccinated foreign students and skilled workers are likely to return to the country without quarantining from next week. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday that from December 1, students, skilled workers and travellers on working vacations will be allowed to land at Sydney and Melbourne airports without needing to seek exemptions from a travel ban.

“From December 1, 2021, fully-vaccinated, eligible visa-holders can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders include skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders,” Scott Morrison said. He also said, “The return of skilled workers and international students to Australia will further cement our economic recovery, providing the valuable workers our economy needs and supporting our important education sector.”

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