New Zealand to gradually reopen borders to travellers

New Zealand’s borders are set to be reopened in the coming weeks as confirmed by the country’s officials.

However, the process is not expected to be completed until October at the earliest.

Earlier plans to reopen the country were deferred as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 spread around the world.

Borders have been closed, apart from a short-lived travel bubble with Australia, for nearly two years in response to the pandemic.

Currently, the plan is to allow 5,000 international students and other eligible temporary visa holders to enter from April.

Australians and other travellers who do not require a visa  will be subsequently allowed to enter New Zealand.

All other international visitors will be allowed to enter New Zealand from October.



Author: Deb Davad

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