We are thrilled to welcome international students back on campus - we’ve been waiting for this day for some time.

There are some important things to consider before you book your flights, so we’ve created a list of essential details to help you prepare for your travel to South Australia.

We understand the current travel requirements and restrictions may be confusing and also that they are subject to regular changes. For the most up-to-date information and requirements, you should always refer to the Department of Home Affairs website for information on entering Australia, and the SA Government website for information about entering South Australia.

Study Adelaide has also created a helpful page of FAQs for the return of international students to Adelaide.

All the best with your travel plans and see you in Adelaide soon!

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Arrival details


NEW Qantas flight offer!

Flying from Singapore, Bangkok or Delhi? Qantas has created a special fare offer for international students coming to study with the University of South Australia. Booking period is valid only from 5 Jan 2022 to 31 March 2022 (11:59 AEDT) for travel dates between 1 February 2022 and 30 June 2022. You can find more details about the offer here. If you are ready to make a booking please click on the link below.

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Student visas

  • You must have a current visa to enter Australia. You can check your visa status or apply for a new visa though VEVO or your ImmiAccount. For further information on Student Visas, go to the Department of Home Affairs website.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

  • You must have an active Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your visa. Check your policy before travelling and contact your OSHC provider if you need to update your policy.
  • Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we recommend that you book a face to face appointment to see one of our General Practitioners (GP) as soon as possible. This is important because if you contract COVID-19 during your travel to Adelaide, or soon after your arrival, you may find yourself needing to isolate. If this is the case, and if your symptoms are mild, your health will be monitored whilst you are isolating by a GP via telehealth. However, to claim the rebate for a telehealth appointment from your OSHC provider, you need to have visited a GP in Australia in the last 12 months. Please call the UniSA Health Medical Clinic via phone on +61 1300 172 996 to book your appointment.

Arriving in South Australia

  • Currently, fully vaccinated international arrivals are required to have a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and must quarantine until they have a negative test result. You can find a list of testing sites here.
  • Fully vaccinated interstate arrivals are not currently required to test or quarantine on arrival in SA but should always monitor for COVID symptoms and get tested immediately if any occur. However, if you arrived on an international flight in another State or Territory and stayed there for less than 7 days before travelling to South Australia, you are considered an international arrival and must be tested within 24 hours of arriving in SA.
  • Travel restrictions are subject to change, so for detailed up-to-date information, go to the SA Government website.

Arriving in another Australian state

  • If you are arriving in a different state or territory, you should check any requirements, including quarantine, in that state or territory. You can find a list of state and territory government websites here.

Quarantine information

  • As of 01 January 2022, South Australia does not require fully vaccinated international arrivals to quarantine. Quarantine requirements are subject to change, however, we recommend that you check the SA Government website for the most up-to-date information before you travel.


  • You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status, complete an Australia Travel Declaration, and return a negative COVID-19 test before you travel. For details on these and any other requirements, go to the Department of Home Affairs website here.


Now that you’ve booked your flight, please provide your arrival details so that we can support your transition on campus.