IELTS Update during Covid 19 Pandemic

Covid-19 on IELTS

Keeping in mind the health and the protection of the test takers and examiners, the IELTS examinations have been suspended in some locations and in other places, it’s being carried on with necessary precautions.

It is advisable for a test taker who has come in contact with a Coronavirus (COVID- 19) suspect or someone who has a fever, shortness of breath or cough to not take the IELTS test.

Other measures are taken based on the region where the test has been conducted. For further details like changes in the test date or refunding of the amount already paid, you can contact the IELTS officials.

Additional Health and Safety Precautions

  • The health of test-takers and examiners is very important.
  • It is advisable to the test takers who have come in contact with the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) suspect or someone who has a fever, shortness of breath or cough not to take the IELTS test or ask the test centre to reschedule your test or refund the amount.
  • The test takers are requested to follow the official advice, which includes the self-isolation and the quarantine restrictions that are put in the country where the test is conducted.
  • The test takers and the examiners should wear a mask covering their mouth and nose as a precautionary measure.
  • Test takers are allowed to bring their own masks. But you may be asked to uncover your face in the test centre for some security check-up.
  • The test takers are asked to wash their hands before entering the test centre and throughout the day to create a safe environment

Important things to keep in mind

  • Do not attend the test, if you have symptoms like fever, cough, respiratory issues or any other flu-type symptoms.
  • Even if you come to the test centre after having all these symptoms, you will not be allowed to take the test.
  • If the test taker is feeling unwell, he can ask for a fee refund.
  • If you have already been there in the test centre and you are not feeling well, even then you can as for a fee refund.
  • If there are any tests rescheduled or changes in the venue, it will be priorly informed to the test takers through SMS or an email.
  • You can make an inquiry regarding the tests by sending mail to the email ID available.

Different Solutions by the Partners to the Test takers

  • The officials have planned to resume the testing as soon as possible in order to lessen the disruption both among the organization and test-takers who relying on the IELTS scores.
  • They also plan to have additional test sessions for the once who have to take the IELTS test as quickly as possible for the purpose of admission, once they get the permission to resume the testing.
  • The candidates are given with free reading materials to read for the IELTS test.
  • Finding out a larger venue for the test takers who take a paper-based IELTS examination.
  • As the speaking test is conducted separately from writing, reading and listening test. They are planning to take a speaking test as quickly as possible when the testing resumes.

Suspended Tests based on Locations

CountryStatus of IELTS Tests
AfghanistanTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
AlbaniaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
AlgeriaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ArgentinaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ArmeniaAll testing suspended until 22nd August 2020
AustraliaSome tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
AustriaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Azerbaijan Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Bahrain Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Bangladesh Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
BelgiumAll testing suspended until 20 October 2020.
Bhutan All testing suspended until further notice.
Bosniaall testing suspended until further notice.
BrazilTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
BulgariaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
CambodiaTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details of computer-delivered testing
CanadaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ChileTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
CameroonTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ChinaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ColombiaAll testing suspended until 29 August 2020. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Costa RicaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
CroatiaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
CubaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
CyprusTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Czech RepublicTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Dominican RepublicTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
EcuadorTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
EgyptTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
EstoniaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
EthiopiaAll testing suspended until further notice.
FijiTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre.
FinlandTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
FranceTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
GeorgiaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
GermanyTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
GhanaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
GreeceAll testing suspended until further notice.
Hong KongSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
HungaryTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
IndiaSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
IndonesiaTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
IraqTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
IrelandTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
IsraelTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ItalyTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
JamaicaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
JapanTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
JordanTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
KazakhstanTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
KenyaAll testing suspended until further notice.
KosovoTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
KuwaitTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
KyrgyzstanTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
LaosTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
LatviaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
LebanonSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
LibyaAll testing suspended until further notice
LithuaniaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
LuxemburgTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Macau SARTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
MalaysiaTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
MaltaAll testing suspended until further notice.
MauritiusTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
MexicoTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
MongoliaSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
MoroccoTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
MozambiqueTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
MyanmarAll paper-based testing is suspended until 16 May 2020. Life Skills test continues to run.
NamibiaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
NepalSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
NetherlandsTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
New ZealandTest have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
NigeriaSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
MacedoniaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
NorwaySome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
OmanTest have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
PakistanTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Palestinian TerritoriesAll testing suspended until further notice.
PanamaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
PeruTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
PhilippinesTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
PolandTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
PortugalTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
QatarSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
RomaniaAll testing suspended until further notice.
RussiaTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
RwandaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Saudi ArabiaTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
SenegalTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
SerbiaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
SingaporeTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
SlovakiaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
SloveniaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
South AfricaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
SpainTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Sri LankaTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
SudanAll testing suspended until further notice.
SwedenSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
SwitzerlandTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
TanzaniaAll testing suspended until 12 September 2020
ThailandTests have resumed. Please check your local test centre for details.
TrinidadTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
TunisiaAll testing suspended until further notice.
TurkeyTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
TurkmenistanTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
UgandaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
UkraineTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
United KingdomTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
United States of AmericaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
United Arab EmiratesSome tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
UruguayTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
UzbekistanAll testing suspended until 22 August 2020
VenezuelaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
VietnamTests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
ZambiaTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
ZimbabweTests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.

 

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Syed Monif is a professional content marketer and IELTS Trainer by day, and a bookworm by night, and sometimes during the day too! He currently works on creating extremely user-friendly and engaging content for the online portal IELTSmaterial.com. His work involves creating and editing content while making sure they're super interesting and easy to read! And also as a master procrastinator, right now he's probably googling something so arbitrary like 'How rich is Scrooge McDuck?' without realizing that his lunch break is almost over.

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