New Zealand to reopen border earlier than planned

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By Linsey McNeill
16/03/2022
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New Zealand has brought forward the date when it will reopen its border to foreigners, including Brits.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday an influx of tourists will boost the nation’s economy.

Vaccinated travellers from Australia, New Zealand’s biggest foreign market, will be able to enter without quarantine from 12 April, rather than July as previously announced.

Tourists from visa-waiver countries, including the UK, the US and Singapore will be able to visit from midnight 1 May, without needing to quarantine.

“Closing our border was one of the first actions we took to stop COVID-19, over two years ago, and its reopening will spur our economic recovery throughout the remainder of the year,” added Ms Ardern.

All visitors must be vaccinated and provide a negative COVID test, but they won’t have to quarantine on arrival.

New Zealand plans to fully reopen its borders to all travellers in October.

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