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Coronavirus: Information for Students

If you are confused about what you should be doing in the wake of the new Coronavirus outbreak, here's how to get the most up-to-date information and advice...

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 a confusing time, so below, we share the advice that IDP is giving to international students around the world, 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.

The World Health Organisation has more information on protecting yourself from Coronavirus.

Arriving In Your New Destination


Governments are regularly updating information about Coronavirus. Please check the dedicated websites from coutnries around the world for current advice and information that may assist you:

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, if you have used the IDP network to help apply to university. 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 visit the IELTS website for updates and information on the latest developments.

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