Returning to South Australia for International Students

Australia’s borders reopened to fully vaccinated international students and Temporary Graduates (subclass 485) visa holders from 15 December 2021.

From 1 January 2022 international students entering South Australia must get a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival in SA and quarantine until they return a negative result. No further quarantine period is required unless they return a positive test. For a list of COVID testing sites in South Australia please visit the SA Government health website

In order to enter South Australia as an international student you will need to:

  • have received a full dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA),
  • provide proof of your vaccination status; and
  • present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 72 hours prior to departure.

On arrival to Adelaide, you must:

  • undertake a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival and quarantine until the test is taken.
  • not enter high risk settings for 7 days after arrival

You can find a list of approved vaccinations from the Australian Government Department of Health website. 

Please see Study Adelaide’s Frequently Asked Questions on the return of International Students to Adelaide.

More information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in South Australia can be found on the SA GOV website here.


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