New Zealand will fully reopen to the rest of the world by July 31 after more than two years of tough coronavirus restrictions that closed the border.
The final part of the staged border reopening will open the country back up to all visa categories – including tourists, workers, families and students.
‘New Zealand is in demand and now fully open for business,’ the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
‘This will be welcome news for families, businesses and our migrant communities.
‘It also provides certainty and good preparation time for airlines and cruise ship companies planning a return to New Zealand in the peak spring and summer seasons.’