Jonathan Pearlman For The Straits Times In Sydney
Australia is desperately exploring ways to reboot its international education sector, including allowing vaccinated students from Singapore to re-enter or creating special student-only flights and quarantine facilities. The country’s international student sector was worth about A$40 billion (S$41.5 billion) in 2019, making it the fourth-biggest export. But the Covid-19 pandemic has caused incoming student numbers to plunge. New official data shows there are 374,000 foreign nationals holding student visas in Australia – excluding their dependants – against 580,000 before the pandemic.
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