Information for all IDP students
As you will be aware, governments around the world have introduced health and safety measures and travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
We understand this may be confusing if you are commencing your studies, so we have shared below advice to help protect your health and wellbeing.
Looking after your health
The most important thing for you is to look after is your health.
If you have travelled from Hubei province or have had close contact with someone from Hubei lately and have a cough, fever or illness, please see a doctor before you travel. If you have already arrived in your new destination, please seek medical advice from your local doctor as early as possible. Your institution will be able to connect you to a medical professional. IDP can assist with this as well.
More information on protecting yourself from Coronavirus is here:
Arriving in your new destination
Governments are regularly updating information about Coronavirus.
For students travelling to Australia, please check information on cancelled flights, and what to do when you arrive in your new country at:
Please check these web pages for current advice and information that may assist you:
- United Kingdom: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/
- New Zealand: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/novel-coronavirus-china-2019-ncov
- Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus.html
- United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Travel restrictions impacting your start date
If you are concerned that travel restrictions may impact the starting date of your studies, please contact your IDP counsellor. We are here to help you coordinate start dates with your university.
Our team are here to support you, so if you have any queries, please contact your local IDP office.
Changes to IELTS testing
There are currently changes being made to IELTS testing. Please check the following link for updates: