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IELTS Update during Covid 19 Pandemic

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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

Country Status of IELTS Tests
Afghanistan Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Albania Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Algeria Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Argentina Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Armenia All testing suspended until 22nd August 2020
Australia Some tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Austria Tests 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.
Belgium All testing suspended until 20 October 2020.
Bhutan  All testing suspended until further notice.
Bosnia all testing suspended until further notice.
Brazil Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Bulgaria Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Cambodia Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details of computer-delivered testing
Canada Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Chile Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Cameroon Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
China Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Colombia All testing suspended until 29 August 2020. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Costa Rica Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Croatia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Cuba Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Cyprus Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Czech Republic Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Dominican Republic Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Ecuador Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Egypt Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Estonia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Ethiopia All testing suspended until further notice.
Fiji Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre.
Finland Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
France Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Georgia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Germany Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Ghana Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Greece All testing suspended until further notice.
Hong Kong Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Hungary Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
India Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Indonesia Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Iraq Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Ireland Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Israel Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Italy Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Jamaica Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Japan Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Jordan Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Kazakhstan Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Kenya All testing suspended until further notice.
Kosovo Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Kuwait Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Kyrgyzstan Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Laos Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Latvia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Lebanon Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Libya All testing suspended until further notice
Lithuania Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Luxemburg Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Macau SAR Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Malaysia Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Malta All testing suspended until further notice.
Mauritius Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Mexico Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Mongolia Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Morocco Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Mozambique Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Myanmar All paper-based testing is suspended until 16 May 2020. Life Skills test continues to run.
Namibia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Nepal Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Netherlands Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
New Zealand Test have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Nigeria Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Macedonia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Norway Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Oman Test have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Pakistan Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Palestinian Territories All testing suspended until further notice.
Panama Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Peru Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Philippines Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Poland Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Portugal Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Qatar Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Romania All testing suspended until further notice.
Russia Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Rwanda Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Saudi Arabia Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Senegal Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Serbia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Singapore Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Slovakia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Slovenia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
South Africa Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Spain Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Sri Lanka Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Sudan All testing suspended until further notice.
Sweden Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Switzerland Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Tanzania All testing suspended until 12 September 2020
Thailand Tests have resumed. Please check your local test centre for details.
Trinidad Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Tunisia All testing suspended until further notice.
Turkey Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Turkmenistan Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Uganda Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Ukraine Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
United Kingdom Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
United States of America Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
United Arab Emirates Some tests are suspended. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Uruguay Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Uzbekistan All testing suspended until 22 August 2020
Venezuela Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Vietnam Tests have resumed. Please check with your local test centre for details.
Zambia Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.
Zimbabwe Tests have resumed. The test dates are subject to availability.

 

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