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Yocket presents official Covid-19 updates for aspirants planning to study in Australia/New Zealand. Keep checking this page for updates from Universities, Test Organisation, Consulates and Universal Institute. You may contribute any new updates you have in the comments which you’d like us to share!
(Updated on Monday & Thursday by 11:00 IST)
As countries look for a post-pandemic pathway back to “normal”, New Zealand is making no promises and will continue to impose restrictions.
Australia's second most populous city of Melbourne will enter a snap lockdown from midnight on Friday to rein in a growing outbreak of COVID-19 infections.
Australia's state of Victoria is closing its borders to New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory on Sunday amid a rise in Covid-19 cases in New South Wales, the state's Department of Health said.
The spike in cases after two weeks of a hard lockdown in Sydney, Australia's largest city, raised the prospect of a further extension in restrictions.
Australia’s New South Wales is considered to be ‘“absolutely critical”. The ease of lockdown in Sydney which was scheduled for July 9, 2021 will be extended to a later date due to the rise of Covid-19 cases.
Sydney is under a two-week lockdown until July 9 while the lockdown in the northern city of Darwin was extended for another 72 hours until Friday.
New Zealand will extend the Covid-19 alert level in the capital Wellington for two days.
New Zealand raised the Covid-19 alert level in its capital Wellington on Wednesday amid concerns that the city may have been exposed to the highly infectious Delta variant that has triggered a fresh outbreak in neighbouring Australia.
Authorities plan to reopen hospitality & entertainment venues with full capacity in Western Australia.
Victoria reports only 2 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24-hours. Authorities expect to ease lockdown further soon.
The authorities state that there will be an ease of restrictions in Melbourne which will have the 25 KM limit removed and most of the businesses reopened.
With very few cases recorded, Australian authorities are confident about the situation getting back to normal.
The health authorities suggest that the number of cases recorded are decreasing with time and it is possible to ease Covid-19 restrictions further.
Australia finally free from lockdown except for some ‘high-risk’ curbs in Melbourne.
With only a few Covid-19 cases in managed isolation, New Zealand has almost recovered from the Covid-19 virus. New Zealand is crowned world’s most livable city, 2021 as it becomes Covid-19 free.
After a 7- day lockdown Melbourne starts to ease out its lockdown restrictions as Covid-19 cases decrease.
Victoria records only two new cases with 92 cases in total. The authorities will wait till Thursday to share more information about the travel restrictions.
Australia is concerned due to the continuous spread of Covid-19. The authorities have imposed strict measures regarding the same.
New Zealand confirms on having a strict ban over all ‘high-risk’ countries and leaving none exempt from quarantine.
The current variant of Covid-19 is described as an “absolute beast’ by the authorities. This has led to strict restrictions for all international travelers except for those traveling from New Zealand.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Victoria have increased exponentially for the past week causing a strict lockdown and other restrictions taking place currently.
The Supreme Court announces suspension of Grade 12 CBSE board final examination.
New Zealand records no new community & managed isolation cases in the past 24 hours. The active number of cases drops to 13, following the possibility of managed reopening soon.
The Supreme Court on Monday has adjourned its final decision to Thursday, on the plea filed for cancellation of CBSE & ICSE class 12 exams. The Supreme Court should return with a final decision in the next two days.
There have been only 2 new cases found in managed isolation making New Zealand first large economy with no community spread of Covid. The list of countries banned is still in operation with Victoria as an addition to the same.
The Maharashtra government has initiated a vaccination program for international students who have received confirmation of admissions in universities abroad and require vaccines for the same. The walk-in program will be effective from 31st May, 2021 to 2nd June, 2021.
Requirements to get vaccinated:
1- 20 or DS - 160 form
Verified confirmed letter to the university
Personal ID documents
The New Zealand government recommends all passengers arriving from Victoria unless exempt to follow Covid-19 restrictions which includes mandatory Covid-19 test & isolation to protect NZ.
The Australian authorities have announced a strict lockdown due to the outbreak in Melbourne. Victoria will face lockdown for next 7 days.
As there were no cases recorded in Melbourne, the authorities will review the suspension of Melbourne travel bubble. The authorities see a slight chance of the restrictions to be suspended.
As seen earlier, New Zealand has been exponentially recovering from Covid-19 however, recent news of a new outbreak in Greater Melbourne has led to several restrictions for all citizens until exempt.
6 new cases in managed isolation have been neutralised and no new community cases have been found. Total number of cases sum up to 23. However, New Zealand still plans to continue the isolation and travel ban against travelers coming from high-risk regions/countries.
As Australians hope for a reopening and cancellation of all Covid-19 restrictions, the government speeds up the process of vaccination.
The Ministry of Health declares 0 new community cases in the past 24 hours and 19 active cases. However, reports record 6 new cases in managed & controlled isolation facilities. New Zealand sees the possibility of a reopening soon.
The Ministry of Health declares 0 new cases in the past 24 hours and 19 active cases. The reopening of the international border is likely to take place soon.
Australians urge the authorities to reopen borders for international travel in a managed and regulated way, restricting high-risk countries.
Social restrictions have been eased in Greater Sydney as no new cases of Covid-19 have been found post monday. However, the Australian government has no plans of opening up international travel until at least the middle of 2022.
According to the New Zealand Prime Minister, the nation should be ready to rebuild contact with the rest of the world. The government plans to reconnect with the post-pandemic world as all essential workers are already vaccinated and plan on vaccinating the wider population.
For the past one week the government hasn’t been able to detect a single coronavirus case in Sydney which leads to an optimism towards being Covid free. The extension is in-order to neutralise any unidentified cases of Covid-19.
The New Zealand government states that the country stands at a low-risk state and falls under a green zone which allows the travelers to travel quarantine-free despite a new Covid-19 case detected in South Australia.
Due to the high rise of Covid-19 cases in India and phase two in effect, the Indian government had imposed a lockdown. Therefore, all commercial flights flying to Australia remain cancelled till May 31, 2021.
The Australian citizens above the age of 16 are requested to vaccinate themselves as soon as possible. Australia might soon restrict entries for only Covid-19 vaccinated travellers.
Australia fears another possible outbreak of an Indian variant Covid-19 virus and follows on to restrict international travel.
The New Zealand Prime Minister plans to allow international travelers if the situation remains in control both ways. This means that it’ll be available only for low-risk countries, effective May 17, 2021.
To safeguard the Australian population, the government of Australia has returned with strict laws which include that any traveler (who is not an exception), travelling from India when in the ban list, they will be fined and would probably face jail time.
After three new cases in Perth, New Zealand government puts a pause on flights arriving from Australia and is expected to announce an alert/lockdown.
Australia faces a second wave of the Covid-19 virus resulting in a snap-lockdown immediately. The government also banned all immigrants and citizens who had been in India within the last 14-days from returning home.
The Australian Embassy New Delhi working on reduced staff may impact the visa and imigration process due to the Covid-19 spread.
Upto 1000 bachelors and postgraduate students will be allowed to New Zealand if they fall under the eligibility guidelines.
To be eligible you must:
hold, or have held, a student visa to study in New Zealand that was valid in 2020, and
have studied in New Zealand in 2019 or 2020 and intended to resume study in New Zealand in 2020 but were unable to because of the border closure, and
intend on studying the same bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualification, at the same education provider, as you were previously studying in New Zealand, and
provide evidence that you have access to at least NZD $20,000 annually for living costs — or NZD $1,667 for each month of study if your programme of study is less than thirty-six weeks, and
provide evidence that you have additional money to pay for managed isolation and quarantine. Education providers may choose to assist students with some or all of these costs. Charges are subject to change.
Covid-19 cases start to reappear in New Zealand leading the government to declare alert level 1. This will include screening and 14-day quarantine for everybody entering the country. However, this will not affect any visa application process nor any kind of restriction under the travel sector as of now.
Article Link: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/
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