Up to 6,000 international students can return to Western Australia

Here’s some welcome Australian news update for students: Western Australia’s state government announced that up to 6,000 international students would be allowed to return to the state.

A media statement published today said international students can enter Western Australia through a new pathway as part of the state government’s ongoing review of border controls based on the latest health advice.

The new pathway allows international students enrolled in a Western Australian primary school, secondary school, university, college, technical college, or other further education courses to enter the state from today.

New and returning students will be eligible under the new pathway.

“Updated health advice indicates the new settings can be safely implemented due to a number of factors that provide confidence in quarantine arrangements and demonstrate the cohort presents a low risk to the community,” read the statement.

“This includes the relatively small size of the cohort and the strong support universities are able to provide students to assist with their quarantine arrangements.”