Foreign students cannot return to Australia, government says, citing shortage of Covid-19 quarantine facilities

Australia will not allow foreign students to return as Canberra prioritises the return of locals stuck overseas, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.Australia has since March closed its borders to all non-citizens and permanent residents in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19.With foreign students worth about A$35 billion (US$25.3 billion) a year to the Australian economy, Canberra had hoped to slowly allow overseas students to return in 2021. Trials began earlier this year. But with…

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