How will international students in New Zealand’s universities travel to the country for the coming semester?

Under the National Party’s proposal, this would start with a health check before departing their home country, followed by physically distancing on flights and another health check upon arriving in New Zealand.

What then follows is a COVID-19 test at the start of quarantine and again after 14 days. If they test negative for the virus, they can leave quarantine and move to repurposed halls of residence or hotels, which would be certified and monitored by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.

Colleges and universities will run these facilities. International students will have to pay for the costs.

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