COVID-19: Information for our global test taker community

2020-03-17

The IELTS Partners are committed to protecting the health of our test takers, while also trying to minimise disruption to life-changing opportunities for international higher education and migration.

In the vast majority of locations, IELTS testing is going ahead, with additional precautions in place to help protect the health of test takers and staff.

In particular, we ask test takers not to attend an IELTS test if they have been in contact with anybody suspected to have been exposed to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or who have a cough, fever or are showing signs of being short of breath. Additional requirements may apply depending on the region where you are taking the test. Test takers may contact our teams to discuss options for transferring to a later date or refunds.

In some locations, we have had to suspend IELTS testing in line with official requirements of healthcare authorities.

In these locations, we are putting detailed plans in place to ensure that test takers are able to take their tests as soon as possible once the official restrictions are removed.

Suspended testing

Testing is currently suspended in the following locations. in line with official requirements. Please note, however, that the situation is evolving quickly, and it is possible that tests in other locations may be suspended at short notice.

If you have any queries, please contact your test centre.

Mainland China and Macau SAR

  • Mainland China - Tests currently suspended until end of March 2020
  • Macau SAR - Tests currently suspended until 28 March 2020
  • Albania - Tests currently suspended until 23 March 2020

    Austria, Innsbruck - Tests currently suspended until 4 April 2020

    Bhutan - Tests currently suspended until 21 March 2020

    Bosnia - Tests currently suspended until 27 March 2020

    Bulgaria - Tests currently suspended until 27 March 2020

    Denmark - Tests currently suspended

    Estonia - Tests currently suspended

    France - Tests currently suspended from 15-30 March 2020

    Georgia, Tbilisi - Tests currently suspended until 27 March 2020

    Greece - Tests currently suspended until 25 March 2020

    Iraq - Tests currently suspended until 14 March 2020

    Italy - Tests currently suspended until 4 April 2020

    Korea - Tests currently suspended until 22 March

    Kosovo - Tests currently suspended until 23 March 2020

    Malta - Tests currently suspended until 21 March 2020

    Mongolia - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020

    Netherlands - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020

    North Macedonia - Tests currently suspended until 25 March 2020

    Norway - Tests currently suspended

    Palestine Territories - Tests currently suspended until 27 March 2020

    Peru, Lima - Tests are currently suspended at Universidad del Pacifico until 21 March 2020 for paper-based and 27 March 2020 for computer-delivered.

    Poland - Tests currently suspended until 25 March 2020

    Portugal - Tests currently suspended until 12 April 2020

    Qatar - Tests currently suspended until 21 March 2020

    Romania - Tests currently suspended

    Saudi Arabia - Tests currently suspended

    Serbia - Tests currently suspended until 27 March 2020

    Spain - Tests currently suspended until 25 March 2020

    Turkmenistan, Ashgabat - Tests currently suspended until 14 March 2020

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai - Tests currently suspended until 4 April 2020

    United Kingdom, Aberdeen - Tests currently suspended until 4 April 2020

    United States of America

  • ELS, Santa Monica, CA (US085) - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020
  • ELS, San Diego, CA (US087) - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020
  • ELS, Portland, OR (US 092) - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020
  • ELS, St. Louis, MO (US 293) - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020
  • ELS, St. Paul, MN (US 311) - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020
  • ELS, La Verne, CA (US 596) - Tests currently suspended until 31 March 2020
  • EMU, Ypsilanti, MI (UX140) - Tests are currently suspended
  • Vietnam, Hanoi - Tests currently suspended until 14 March 2020

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    (Source:https://www.ielts.org/news/2020/covid19-information-for-our-global-test-taker-community)

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