Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for International Students

Updated information for international students regarding Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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As you may be aware, on 1 February 2020 the Australian Government announced changes that impact travel to and from China in response to updated advice regarding Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Until further notice international students who are seeking to leave, or have transited through, mainland China will not be able to enter Australia. This decision will be reviewed weekly.

The Government's latest announcement will affect our international student community, and you may be wondering what that means for study in Adelaide.

Adelaide's education providers work hard to support the health, wellbeing and academic success of international students and dealing with the impact of the coronavirus is no different.

Enrolments and classes are continuing as normal with institutions showing flexibility around course delivery during this time.

We encourage all concerned students to contact their institution for more specific information relating to your studies.

The following websites also contain useful information regarding managing your health:

Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment - Fact sheets (English, Mandarin)

Australian Government Department of Health

World Health Organization

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade -

Government of South Australia SA Health - Wash, Wipe, Cover Resources

Australian Government Department of Health - Health Direct

Should you require translating assistance when seeking medical advice please call TIS – Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.

If you experience flu like symptoms which could include: fever, sore throat, a cough, nausea/vomiting and difficulty breathing please contact a medical practitioner. Please refer to your institutions list of medical providers or contact SA Health 1300 232 272 for expert health advice and information. Please continue to wash your hands with soap and water regularly.

The Australian Government has provided a dedicated email and hotline for international students if you have further questions - or call 1300 981 621 (8am to 8pm AEDST Monday to Friday - calls within Australia only).

Please don’t hesitate to contact StudyAdelaide or your institution if you require advice. We also recommend you keep up-to-date with the latest information through your institution and the website.

Our thoughts are with the Chinese people and all students who have been impacted during this time.

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