In a process that began in February, Wellington has announced that it is open to all visitors, including those on private yachts and cruise ships.
New Zealand fully opens borders for first time since March 2020
New Zealand’s borders fully re-opened to visitors from around the world on Monday, for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic closed them in March 2020.
The reopening began in February first for New Zealanders and restrictions have progressively eased.
The process ended last night with visitors who need visas and those on student visas now also allowed to return to New Zealand. The country is now also letting cruise ships and foreign recreational yachts docks at its ports.
International students were a significant contributor to New Zealand’s economy and educational providers are hoping the reopening of the borders will again provide a boost to schools and universities around the country.