New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday, May 11 that the country would fully reopen its international borders from 11:59 pm on July 31. Cruise ships were also welcomed at local ports on the same day. Will be done
The opening of the border at the end of July is two months ahead of the government’s previous time frame, and will mean that visitors who need a visa will now be able to come to New Zealand.
Addressing Business NZ Lynch in Auckland, Ardern said the opening of the border would help address immediate skills shortages, open up tourism and make immigration arrangements more secure.
“We are building on our proven plan to secure New Zealand’s economic future,” Arden said.
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