Border exceptions for a small number of international students announced

The Government announced a new border exception category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand.

Granting a border exception for a small number of international students to enter the country is a balanced decision that recognises the vital role international education will play in the recovery and rebuild of New Zealand and the need to continue the fight against COVID-19.

The decision will enable the return of select PhD and Masters students who were caught offshore this year, and recognises the commitment these international students have made to New Zealand.

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Border exceptions for a small number of international students

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