Medical & Travel Insurance

Medical and Travel Insurance

Professional health care in New Zealand is not free to international students.

The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 ("The Code") requires international students in New Zealand to have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance for the duration of their visa.

Repatriation Insurance in the Event of Sudden Death or Illness

Kalandra recommends that all current students and staff who are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents take out insurance to cover the cost of repatriation to their home country in the event of their death by accident or through sudden illness.

In the event that a current student or staff member does not have appropriate insurance for such circumstances Kalandra undertakes to pay the costs of repatriation to their home country.

Evidence of Insurance Cover

International students must provide evidence of their insurance and medical cover to Kalandra. 

If you are purchasing a policy in your home country we must be provided with a version translated into English so that it can be assessed and approved. Kalandra will advise you if the insurance cover is insufficient.

The policy should cover you for the following:

  • Your travel to and from New Zealand
  • The costs of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of your stay
  • Your personal assets
  • Funeral expenses

Alternatively, Kalandra can assist you with arranging insurance in New Zealand prior to your entry.


Last updated:  07th November 2022

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