New Zealand is now fully reopened

New Zealand’s progressive easing of entry restrictions since February 2022 is now complete, with the country’s borders now fully open to visitors from around the world.

According to news reports, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern described the final staged opening of the borders as an enormous moment.

New Zealand’s borders are now fully open to international visitors, including port calls; Auckland City pictured

Speaking at the China Business Summit in Auckland on August 1, Ardern said: “It’s been a staged and cautious process on our part since February as we, alongside the rest of the world continue to manage a very live global pandemic, while keeping our people safe.”

The country is now also permitting port calls by cruise ships and foreign recreational yachts.

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