New Zealand Fully Reopens to International Tourism

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Aug 01. Government officials in New Zealand announced its borders fully reopened to international travelers for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down travel in March 2020.

According to, New Zealand’s gradual reopening process started in February for citizens and has expanded to include visitors who need visas and those on student visas returning to the country.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the final stage of reopening as an “enormous moment.”

The island nation also announced cruise ships and foreign recreational yachts are now allowed to once again dock at its ports. New Zealand Tourism Minister Stuart Nash said the return of the cruise industry would boost local industries.

Source: Travel Pulse

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