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Borders fully open from Aug 1; migration reset announced

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 May 2022

Borders fully open from Aug 1; migration reset announced
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Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 May 2022
New Zealand’s borders will fully reopen to arrivals from both air and sea from Aug 1, the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced.The decision brings forward by two months the previous complete reopening of the border for non-visa waiver countries, which had previously been timed for Oct 1, although always with the potential for a reschedule.The announcement also means that cruise ships will be able to resume visiting NZ from 11.59pm on July 31, the official time at which the reopening is scheduled to occur.The announcement comes ju...

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