Leaving the comfort zone of your home country to
experience the culture and seep in all the knowledge that is to offer at your
study abroad destination can be a gruesome process. After going through the
nerve-wracking process of university applications, the next hurdle study abroad
applicants face is that of traveling to their destination. With the onset of
the pandemic, traveling to your study destination has become all the more
challenging.


Here are the latest updates on traveling to popular
study abroad destinations:

Canada

October 20th onwards, those DLI’s that have
an approved COVID-19 plan, can welcome international students. Before students
decide to travel to study in Canada, they need to ensure that their
institution’s plan was approved prior to their travel plans. Students need to
be traveling for necessary purposes only. These include:

·        
Students living in Canada

·        
Students required to be in Canada for
classes in person

·        
If the college or university in Canada
does not offer online classes

·        
Students cannot study from their home
country due to technical restrictions

·        
Students cannot study through online
classes due to time zones

Australia

The health of the world remains a top priority
currently, thus international students will be permitted to travel to Australia
when it is safe to do so. Universities in Australia are ensuring to offer all
possible means of support to international students and thus, offer mental
health and medical support, accommodation and food support, as well as the deferral
of studies, payments and fees.

With these measures being brought into place for
student visa Australia, students can expect a streamline of the process. As
Australian education consultants, we urge our students that this is the perfect
time to get their application in order, thus when the time is ready, they are
ready to travel to Australia.


Ireland

It is the responsibility of the international student
to apply for the visa and to follow the necessary processes to study in Ireland. Upon arrival, students are asked to restrict their movements for a
period of 14 days and are asked to fill a form to the same effect. Students
must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form and present it to an
immigration officer at the point of entry.

UK

With the majority of the universities in UK currently
undertaking their classes online, students are urged to stay in a constant loop
with their respective universities to be in tandem with the latest travel
updates. Students are reassured that the admission criteria will be adjusted
taking into account the current scenario to ensure that maximum benefit is
allocated to students.

These times are indeed tough for us, but as leading
overseas education consultants we at Edwise offer all means of support. You can
now connect with us virtually through our Live Free Virtual Counselling.

 

 

 

 

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