Phased border re-opening pushed to end of February

Phased border re-opening pushed to end of February
Rebecca Howard
The government has pushed back its phased border reopening plan to the end of February as it looks to mitigate the impact of the omicron covid-19 variant.“Opening the border in mid-January as planned, simply presents too high a risk at this point,” said covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins.The aim had been to allow people travelling from Australia to come into the country without having to isolate from 11:59pm on Jan 16.Fully vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers were set to be able to travel to NZ from all oth...

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