International student flights to Australia to restart in September

The first flights are set to increase pressure on other states to follow as the university sector sheds thousands of jobs to manage the revenue downturn.

Student accommodation providers had also established plans to charter busloads of students to and from campus to their accommodation to avoid interaction with the wider community.

The new quarantine is expected to involve the standard 14-day hotel stay for all international arrivals before students are allowed to attend classes.