25/02/2020 Limited exemption travel for Years 11 and 12 international students from China

The Australian Government has extended the travel ban from China, for anyone other than Australian residents, for another week.

However, the government has announced in a media release a limited exemption from the travel ban for Years 11 and 12 international students from mainland China.

It is critical that the process enabling the international students to return to Australia is consistent with measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus.

The NSW Government is working with the Australian Government to implement these arrangements. AISNSW is collaborating with the NSW departments of health and education, and other schooling sectors, to assist with a process to enable these students to safely return to school in Australia. Joint government departments are considering:

  • eligibility criteria

  • travel arrangements

  • screening

  • quarantine arrangements

  • monitoring and clearance.

It is anticipated that this may take a few days to finalise. 

AISNSW will continue to keep schools informed as details become available.

Information for schools on travel exemptions for Years 11 and 12 international students is available at https://www.education.gov.au/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

13/02/2020 Media Release:

Updated information as of 4/2/2020

Updated Information for all schools from the Australian Government and NSW Health:

Information for CRICOS schools:

and Department of Home Affairs fact sheets

Please see the Australian Government health advice and the updated NSW Health FAQs with particular reference to work, school and travel arrangements.

AISNSW is working with all education sectors and NSW Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. 

AISNSW has released information for principals regarding the coronavirus. 

Principals are advised to login to their AISNSW account to access this information.

AISNSW Media Release: Novel coronavirus 

NSW Government Education and Health Advice