Our teams are in contact with students affected by travel bans to provide support.

New Zealand has closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-permanent residents as of 11.59 pm Thursday 19 March.

If you have travelled to New Zealand from anywhere in the world since 16 March, you must self-isolate for 14 days and register with Healthline’s COVID-19 line on 0800 358 5453.

You can find further information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Safetravel website.

Students affected by travel restrictions

Wellington University International is in contact with all students directly affected by the travel ban in place after 3 February 2020, and the subsequent closure of the borders on 16 March 2020. Teaching at the University is now paused until 28 April.

Read our information for international students if you need to know more about visas and travel. The International team is communicating directly with all students affected.

For specific COVID-19 related immigration queries, contact the Immigration Contact Centre on 0508 225 288 (within NZ) or +64 9 952 1679 (outside NZ).