New Zealand is in national lockdown due to Covid-19

New Zealand went to national lockdown from 11:59 pm on 25 March 2020. Residents are urged to stay at home to break the chain of transmission.

Temporary class visa holders affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Holders of a work, student, or visitor visa with an expiry date of 1 April 2020 or earlier and who are unable to leave New Zealand must apply online for a new visa. An interim visa will be issued.

Holders of a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date of 2 April to 9 July 2020 inclusive who are in New Zealand on 2 April 2020 will have their visas automatically extended to 25 September 2020. Confirmation of extensions will be emailed to all visa holders.

Travel restrictions into New Zealand

The New Zealand Government closed its border for almost travellers except for NZ Citizens, residents and their immediate families from 23:59 on Thursday 19 March 2020. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

Self-isolation for arrivals into New Zealand

People who are allowed to enter New Zealand must register with Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in New Zealand

New Zealand tertiary providers shift to online delivery
New Zealand tertiary education providers are shifting to online delivery via email or online platforms to continue education delivery to students.

Useful links for keeping you updated with the news and changes of Covid-19

Covid-19 Affects New Zealand

New Zealand Government closed the border temporarily from 23:59 on Thursday 19 March 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The travel restrictions apply to almost all travellers except for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, residents with valid travel conditions and their immediate family (partner or spouse, legal guardian and dependent children under the age of 24), Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand.
  • These restrictions will be reviewed in 14 days.
  • Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis by Immigration New Zealand.
  • Returning residents and citizens must isolate themselves for 14 days upon arrival.

Refer to below the website to receive up to date information.

Find information about health advice, self-isolation, etc.
This is a very important page for people who are in New Zealand as it contains the travel details and location of confirmed affected persons.
Unite Against Covid-19

This is an official website launched by the New Zealand government and it contains everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place. Learn the simple steps you can take to unite against the virus and slow its spread.

This official website contains travel advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas.
Stay Calm, Stay Safe.

The first ISEA Professional Development Workshop Wrapped Up!

The first Professional Development Workshop facilitated by ISEA – Social Media Marketing wrapped up on the 4th of March after six hours of fruitful learning!

The workshop was attended by representatives from 12 education agents and providers.

Thank you to Claire from “The Classroom” for delivering this productive workshop. Also, a big thank you to our industry support partner, Auckland Institute of Studies, for hosting the workshop.

ISEA look forward to organising further professional development workshops for the international education industry.