Immigration

Have passport, will travel

Jem Traylen
Fri, 13 May 2022

Have passport, will travel
Quarantine-free travel saw 21,000 New Zealand citizens arrive as visitors in March, well up from the 1800 that arrived in February. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Fri, 13 May 2022
International travel has returned to levels not seen since the trans-Tasman travel bubble, new data from Statistics NZ shows.The figures, which were released on Thursday, also show a small increase in net migration during March, coinciding with the end of most managed isolation (MIQ) requirements, but economists still expect a net outflow during the next 12 months.Statistics NZ spokesperson Tehseen Islam said the government started opening the borders in stages from late Feb, so the number of people crossing the border lifted, compared with pre...

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