New Zealand Considering Opening Borders for International Students

New Zealand education minister Chris Hipkins has suggested that international students could be exempt from international travel restrictions if they can be quarantined safely, a measure also being considered in neighbouring Australia.

He said that its is possible that we’ll be able to put a quarantine arrangement in place for international students coming into New Zealand for two weeks.

Due to Coronavirus, international students are unable to enter the country. Only 75 student visa holders entered New Zealand in April 2020.

He added that were this to happen, education providers would need to create plans for quarantine arrangements for incoming international students.

Among its plans is using empty hotels for housing students, pre-flight and daily health checks, and requiring of a negative test before joining classes.

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