14 January 2021 – Border exception for 1000 international students

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Education

Overview: An exception class for 1,000 international tertiary students who began their study in NZ, but were caught offshore when borders closed, has been approved.
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/border-exception-for-some-returning-international-tertiary-students/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: This border exception delivers on a part of the recovery plan for international education. It underscores the Government’s commitment to the international education sector, which is important in the country’s long-term economic recovery from COVID-19.