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NZ (almost) lowers the drawbridge

Posted by Paul on Nov. 24, 2021, 12:54 p.m. in New Zealand Borders

In a statement made at 1pm today our Covid response Minister, Chris Hipkins, announced New Zealand’s plan for opening up borders which, although it lacks a lot of detail does, at the very least, give us a rough plan to work with.

In short, it is going to look like this:

·         From 11.59pm on 16 January 2022, fully vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers can travel to New Zealand from Australia without staying in managed isolation or quarantine, Hipkins says.

·         From 11.59pm on 13 February, fully vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers can travel to New Zealand from all other countries.

·         From 30 April, fully vaccinated foreign travellers can travel to New Zealand. This will happen in a staged way.

The definition of what constitutes an “other eligible traveller” has yet to be seen and of course there will be a self-isolation and pre-departure testing process as well. Also it is important to note the reference to a staged opening for foreign travellers which is likely to consist of certain Visa types being allowed to come in, across different timelines, so I wouldn’t expect the gates to immediately open to all and sundry from 30 April 2022.

Despite the lack of specifics, what this does give us (and it is long overdue) is a clear signal that New Zealand is moving towards reconnecting with the world and the first half of 2022 is potentially set to bring about some pretty big opportunities for those looking to make the move here.

More details to follow as they are released.

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