Exempt Chinese students from coronavirus travel ban, New Zealand universities urge

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The ban has prevent about 12,000 students from arriving for start of new year, cutting off a lucrative revenue stream

New Zealand universities have called on the government to exempt thousands of Chinese students from the travel ban sparked by the coronavirus crisis, saying it could them more than NZ$150m in tuition fees.

Chinese foreign students make up roughly half of all foreign students studying at New Zealand’s universities but are unable to get into the country for the start of the academic year. Orientation week begins next week.

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