Government announces temporary travel restrictions to protect against coronavirus

Today the Government has announced it is placing temporary entry restrictions into New Zealand on all foreign nationals travelling from, or transiting through mainland China to assist with the containment of the novel coronavirus and to protect New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the disease.

The Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) , and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) are working together to provide more information over the next couple of days regarding this announcement.

Everyone’s health and wellbeing, including international students’, is important to us.  While there are no confirmed or suspected cases in New Zealand at the moment, the Ministry of Health continues to encourage a precautionary approach and a focus on good hygiene.  Please err on the side of caution and be alert, not alarmed.

In the meantime please contact TEC, NZQA or the Ministry of Education with any education-related questions or concerns. We will keep our websites updated.

Read the Prime Minister's full release on the Beehive website(external link)

Please continue to refer to the Ministry of Health website for the latest information:

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) guidance – Ministry of Health(external link)

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