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!

**30/11/21 UPDATE: Please note that the return of fully vaccinated international students to Australia has currently been paused until 15 December 2021. This is to allow more information to be gathered on the new COVID-19 Omicron variant (more details on this announcement can be found here). Despite this delay, we still encourage you to work on obtaining all relevant documents needed to travel to South Australia. Please see the checklist below.

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Arrival details


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.

Arriving in South Australia

  • Regardless of whether you arrive directly into South Australia (SA) from overseas or travel to South Australia from another state or territory, you will be required to complete an EntryCheck SA application before you travel. When you have completed your EntryCheck SA application, you will be assessed depending on your level of risk and advised of any entry conditions. Interstate arrivals may be required to quarantine in SA.

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

  • Currently, South Australia still requires all fully vaccinated international arrivals to quarantine for 14 days. This includes international arrivals transiting from another Australian state or territory within 14 days of arrival. For details on all requirements for international arrivals in SA, go to the SA Government’s website here.
  • It is expected that when SA reaches the target of 90% of its population aged 12 and over being fully vaccinated, quarantine for fully vaccinated international arrivals will no longer be required. Please continue to monitor the SA Government website for updates.
  • If you are required to complete quarantine, you may be able to do so at home using the HealthCheck SA app. However, not all accommodation is considered suitable for home quarantine. If you are not eligible for home quarantine, you will be required to quarantine at a medi-hotel. Quarantine, whether at home or in a medi-hotel, is at your own expense.
  • If you are booking accommodation for home quarantine, SA Health has advised that appropriate housing for quarantine is a residential house with no shared common spaces, including lifts, stairwells, or entrances (i.e. not an apartment or hotel room). This could be a rented space, such as an Airbnb. Depending on circumstances, a townhouse may be suitable. You must be able to quarantine alone or all other people in your household must also quarantine with you.
  • You will also require post-quarantine accommodation. If you do not already have accommodation in Adelaide, you can find information about your options here.


  • 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.

ISAP program for continuing UniSA students

  • We are currently looking into the possibility of facilitated flights for a number of our continuing students who have been identified as a priority group. This includes final year students and students who have face-to-face program requirements before the commencement of Study Period 2, 2022. However, given this is still in development, we encourage you to arrange your own flights (and quarantine if required) if you are able to do so.


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