COVID-19 (coronavirus): Latest advice for the Bond community.

Student International Travel Procedures

The University must approve all international student travel requests for University-approved activities as part of a student’s enrolment at Bond University. The following requirements need to be met before international travel can be booked:

  • Seek Executive Dean approval before arranging travel;
  • Read, complete and sign University International Travel Declaration – Travel Insurance Approval Checklist;
    • The Faculty/Office retains the original completed form;
  • Complete a Risk Assessment (available from the Insurance and Risk Office) for travel to any DFAT advice level 3. Reconsider Your Need to Travel areas;
  • Read and sign Student International Travel Waiver
    • Provide a copy of COVID insurance – Certificate of Currency
  • Students on Exchange must provide a copy of their official letter of acceptance confirming academic dates to;
    • Bond University Exchange Office
  • A copy of all documents to be provided to the Manager, Insurance & Risk, at least two weeks prior to departure.

Travel

From 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.  

Travellers to Australia need to comply with requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territories that you plan to travel to. This includes quarantine and post-arrival testing requirements. Restrictions may change at short notice.

Quarantine requirements in Australia are determined by State and Territory governments.

Advice for international arrivals to Queensland from overseas may be accessed at https://www.qld.gov.au/internationalarrivalstoqld  

Borders, Restrictions, Contract Tracing and Vaccines

Active contact tracing alerts

A list of current Gold Coast exposure venues and their date and time of concern may be accessed here

Queensland has current contact tracing alerts and related public health advice for people who have been in:

Face masks

From 6pm AEST Friday 4 March 2022:

  • Masks will no longer be required indoors, except in healthcare settings, residential aged care, disability accommodation, prisons, public transport, airports and on planes.
  • Masks will no longer be required in schools, including for staff, students and visitors.
  • Masks will still be recommended whenever you can’t social distance.
  • There will be no limit on the number of visitors you can have in your home at one time.
  • Venues and events will no longer have density limits.

Face Masks on Campus

All students and staff are able to make personal choices regarding the wearing of face masks and/or other personal protective equipment (PPE) in circumstances additional to those directed by Government. Staff and students may wear PPE during any University study or business where it is practical and safe.  Individual’s choices regarding PPE are to be respected.

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas

Queensland's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Queensland's vaccine strategy is guided by the COVID-19 vaccine National roll-out strategy. Information on vaccine rollout phases, the vaccination process and vaccination hub locations may be accessed at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/rollout

Vaccinations at Bond

Bond University encourages all staff and students to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 on the advice of a health practitioner.

Vaccination is the most important action Bond University staff and students can take to protect themselves and our community.

Click here to view the full roadmap.