15 February 2020 at 9:00 am
COVID-19 – travel restrictions extended for 8 days
This afternoon, New Zealand’s Minister of Health announced that the temporary restrictions on travel from China have been extended for a further 8 days.
15 February 2020
This afternoon, New Zealand’s Minister of Health announced that the temporary restrictions on travel from China have been extended for a further 8 days as a precautionary measure to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The restrictions prevent foreign nationals travelling from, or transiting through, mainland China from entering New Zealand. This position will be reviewed every 48 hours.
The Ministry of Education has updated the information on its website for primary and secondary schools and tertiary providers. It includes advice for tertiary students and providers interested in blended learning options. It also provides contact information for the Human Rights Commission for those who experience racial or other discrimination related to coronavirus.
Immigration New Zealand has announced an extension to the ‘first entry before’ date on student visas for those unable to arrive in New Zealand due to travel restrictions.
NZQA has advised all signatories to the Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice of today’s decision.
ENZ continues to provide information and guidance to students and stakeholders. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.