COVID-19 update for Tertiary providers and international students - 31 March

We understand many things are uncertain at the moment and we want to reassure you that the government is working to respond quickly to your needs.

This update provides advice around potential international flights and travelling to board a flight. 

  • Students should remain with their homestay or accommodation providers and not attempt any travel.
  • Under Alert Level 4, people need to stay home. No travel is allowed around the country, except for essential services.
  • Alert Level 4 restrictions on travel in New Zealand are important for us all to respect to protect the health of everyone in New Zealand and to save lives
  • Some countries are looking to repatriate their citizens by making special flights and have been in contact with students directly via email. You should wait till you hear from your provider about any travel arrangements.
  • At present, no repatriation flights have been approved by the New Zealand Government. We will update you and your provider if this situation changes.
  • We have asked education providers and homestay families to keep in close contact with you to ensure that you have access to suitable accommodation and, have the care, support and information you need.

Stay up to date and get more information

For official Government information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), including health advice and travel restrictions visit the All-of-Government website: Unite against COVID-19.

For health advice, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s website: COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) - Ministry of Health.

To keep updated on travel restrictions and visa information visit the Immigration New Zealand website: COVID-19 - Immigration New Zealand.

 

  • Students should remain with their homestay or accommodation providers and not attempt any travel.
  • Under Alert Level 4, people need to stay home. No travel is allowed around the country, except for essential services.
  • Alert Level 4 restrictions on travel in New Zealand are important for us all to respect to protect the health of everyone in New Zealand and to save lives
  • Some countries are looking to repatriate their citizens by making special flights and have been in contact with students directly via email. You should wait till you hear from your provider about any travel arrangements.
  • At present, no repatriation flights have been approved by the New Zealand Government. We will update you and your provider if this situation changes.
  • We have asked education providers and homestay families to keep in close contact with you to ensure that you have access to suitable accommodation and, have the care, support and information you need.

 

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