Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022)

Health Policy Against COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand

How to Protect International Students?

Authors
Junyi Meng1, *
1Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
*Corresponding author. Email: 6212504005@stu.jiangnan.edu.cn
Corresponding Author
Junyi Meng
Available Online 29 December 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_424How to use a DOI?
Keywords
health policy; medical welfare benefits; international students; COVID-19; private health insurance
Abstract

Health safety has always been a critical factor for international students to consider before studying abroad, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic. In the recent three years, the health threats posed by the COVID-19 epidemic have had a specific impact on changing traditional learning methods, and both Australia and New Zealand have formulated related policies to protect international students. This paper aims to find out the policy measures applied to protecting international students by choosing Australia and New Zealand as examples. These two developed nations in Oceania have many similarities, such as the Commonwealth's cultural background, comprehensive welfare system, high-quality education, etc. Therefore, they attract many international students every year and become one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad. To keep the health safety of international students during the epidemic period, both these two countries provide mandatory private health insurance for international students from different legal requirements and make health policies to protect international students at school. This paper found that although Australia and New Zealand implement a universal welfare medical system, while this system leads to the problem of low medical efficiency and does not cover international students. Thus, special private health insurance plays a vital role in protecting international students. In the face of ever-changing COVID-19, it is not appropriate to entirely rely on complicated law to impose legal liabilities on individuals; mixing soft and hard law management is better. In short, the international student health insurance and the support of universities are effective measures to protect the health and safety of international students.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
29 December 2022
ISBN
10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_424
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_424How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Author(s)
Open Access
Open Access This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits any noncommercial use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.

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