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COVID-19 and Travel Checklist

Effective February 5, international students who are fully vaccinated and hold a valid visa, can enter Western Australia.

Current information for each Australian state or territory are detailed below.

STEP 1: Are you fully vaccinated?

You are fully vaccinated if you have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognized vaccine.

Current list of vaccines approved or recognized

STEP 2: Does your vaccination certificate meet Australian requirements?

If you were vaccinated overseas and do not have an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate, you must obtain a certificate from the country in which you were vaccinated.

Guidance on overseas vaccination certificates

STEP 3: Have you checked the quarantine status of the Australian state or territory that you are travelling to?

On arrival into Australia:

Students will need to comply with each state requirements on arrival.   Currently, these are:

Western Australia:

  • International borders will open on Saturday, 5 February 2022, when 90% vaccination rates have been achieved.
  • No quarantine for double dosed vaccinated arrivals
  • Get a COVID-19 PCR test within 48hrs of arrival
  • Get another COVID-19 PCR test on day 6
  • More information can be found here: Entering WA from overseas or Australia

For other States please click on the following link

STEP 4: Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test in Australia after arrival?

You will be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Australia.

See state requirements in Step 1.

More information for each State and Territories can be found here:

STEP 6: Do you have a valid visa?

Students must hold a valid visa and understand any conditions linked to the visa

STEP 7: Have you completed an Australian Travel Declaration (ATD) online?

This must be completed at least 72 hours before departing your home country.

When completing the ATD, you will need to upload your vaccination certificate.

How to complete the Australian Travel Declaration

STEP 8: Have you obtained a G2G pass?

This must be completed at least 72 hours before departing your home country. Please note that if you attempt to do this too early the system may not allow you to lodge your application.

Once your G2G pass has been approved, you will need to provide evidence when you arrive in Western Australia.  You can either download the G2G app or print a copy.

G2G Pass

STEP 9: Have you obtained a negative COVID-19 PCR test before travelling?

A negative test, taken within 3 days of your flight’s departure, must be provided to the airline when you check in.

Information on Pre-departure testing

Multiple test locations in various countries can be accessed through the following Singapore Airlines site:

STEP 10: Do you have a copy of your vaccination certificate?

You need to present your vaccination certificate to the airline staff at the airport.

Paper and digital certificates are acceptable.

Guidance on foreign vaccination certificates

STEP 11: Have you organized your accommodation?

As a Curtin College student, you have access to the same on-campus accommodation options as Curtin University students. This is a mix of on-campus accommodation; off campus accommodation and Homestay.

Accommodation – Curtin College

STEP 12: Have you organized your transport from the airport to your accommodation?

When you enter the arrivals hall at Perth Airport, look out for the StudyPerth Airport Welcome Desk and our friendly Airport Greeters. Our Airport Greeters will provide you with a welcome pack to help you get started in Perth. They can also assist you with answering any questions you might have as well as directing and coordinating your transport to your accommodation in Perth.

If you are an international student arriving for the first time, you also have the option of being met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Curtin College’s airport-pick up services are managed by Australian Homestay Network (AHN).

Guest Sign-Up (

STEP 13: On arrival, have you downloaded the check in app for the state in which you are studying?

This will allow you to check in at places like supermarkets or restaurants and receive COVID-19 updates.

Western Australia


For any recent updates, go to the Australian Government COVID-19 page for international students:

See the most recent updates on the return of international students to Western AustraliaView FAQs