NSW drops quarantine for vaxxed arriving international students

Fully vaccinated international students arriving in Sydney will not need to sit out a fortnight’s quarantine

NSW Premier Perrottet announced the policy Friday

It applies from the first flight of a pilot programme, bringing 250 students in, on December 6. A second flight carrying anther 250 is due later in the month. Both will bring students at NSW and ACT institutions.

The quarantine exemption applies to students who can prove on arrival they are jabbed with a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved vaccine, which now include a Chinese vaccine and one manufactured in India.

This is a no-lose for Mr Perrottet, it suits his strategy of picking up the economic pace and if there is a problem he can blame the Commonwealth, which has to approve students entering Australia.