After you’ve received your visa, you’ll need to start making plans for your arrival in Australia. To make sure you’re ready, use the pre-flight checklist below.
1. Before traveling to Australia, ensure your passport is valid for at least six months. Make a hard copy of your passport in case of emergency.
For more information, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs Website (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student- 500 ). Apply for the visa at least six weeks before the course starts date.
2. Ensure the vaccination certificate meets Australia’s Requirements
You must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). For more information: https://www.tga.gov.au/international-covid-19-vaccines-recognised-australia
Travelers outside Australia who have been vaccinated should show a certificate that matches the following requirements:
- A national, state/provincial, or certified immunization provider issues the certificate.
- Written in English or with a certified English translation
- The traveler’s name as it appears on their passport
- Either your birth date or your passport number
- The brand name of the vaccine and the date of each dosage or the completion of an entire course of immunization.
Both paper and digital certificates are accepted.
3. Submit the Digital Passenger Declaration
Before your flight, you must submit your Digital Passenger Declaration https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/digital-passenger-declaration online and a copy of your vaccine certificate.
The DPD should be filled out before 72 hours of flying to Australia. This is
mandatory because you have to provide health information.
4. Evidence of the COVID-19 rapid antigen Test
You must show proof of the negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) test taken by an authorized person like a pharmacist, general practitioner, nurse, pathologist, pathology collector, or trained personnel at airport-based testing stations in the 24 hours prior to scheduled departure OR a negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), like a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test performed in the three days (72 hours) prior to your scheduled departure.
5. Contact Details
It’s good to know the emergency contact information for family and other personal contacts you may have in Australia and information about your embassy, lodging, and institution when you fly. Keep the contact information for your education agent on your phone if you need to contact them once you arrive in Australia.
6. Australian Currency
Even though money exchanges will be available at a few airports, make sure you should have some Australian currency with you when you travel to Australia.
7. What should you bring to Australia and what not?
Due to tight border controls, you must be informed of what you can and cannot bring into Australia. Australia’s biosecurity regulations have been toughened, and if you fail to declare biosecurity commodities accurately at the Australian border, you will face penalties. This means that you must declare when you arrive in Australia.
What is not allowed?
- Any food, plant matter, or animal products
- Arms, ammunition, and firearms
8. Some essential documents must be reviewed before departure
- Important Documents (You need to scan all your documents and save them in a safe Drive which helps you if you lose, robbery, or theft.)
- You should have to bring these things with you (Check your baggage weight, IDs and essential documents, Address details, Visa information, Information about the Nepalese Embassy, Bank account /ID/Password, Health insurance info, international driving license, Jackets, Travel guide, Adapters for the charger)