The Australian Government announced on 22 November 2021 that fully vaccinated international students with a valid visa can return to Australia from 1 December 2021 without needing to apply for a travel exemption.

Under these arrangements, travellers must:

  • Be fully vaccinated with a completed dosage of a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Hold a valid visa for one of the eligible visa subclasses
  • Provide proof of their vaccination status
  • Present a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within three days of departure.

Access all the Information for International Students in the COVID-19 FAQs Information for International Students – COVID-19 FAQs – JCU Australia

We look forward to welcoming international students to Australia and to a JCU campus soon and will continue to provide online learning and the full range of support services to students who are waiting to return to our campuses.

Feel free to contact our International Admissions or International Student Support teams with any queries that are not answered in the FAQs below at