Australia’s borders will reopen on April 12
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has stated that the country would open its border to vaccinated Australians starting on April 12 at 11:59 p.m.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, “We are ready to welcome the world back.”
“New Zealand will welcome us with open arms,” says the Prime Minister.
It implies that the borders will be open to coincide with the Australian school vacations and the start of the skiing season.
Visitors from nations that do not need a visa to enter New Zealand will be able to do so as of May 1.
Tourists will not be required to segregate immediately upon arrival.
Australians account for 40 percent of all visitors to New Zealand’s tourism attractions.
In her remarks, she expressed pride in the fact that New Zealand, as a nation, is capable of providing a safe haven for visitors to come back to.
Tourists will be required to pass a COVID-19 test before to their arrival, as well as either a supervised RAT or a PCR test upon their arrival.
They will also be required to pass a quick antigen test when they arrive at the facility.
According to Tourism Minister Stuart Nash, a new tourism campaign in Australia would be launched in order to entice more people to New Zealand.
According to Mr Nash, “we are prepared to lay out the green and gold carpet for our Australian neighbors.”
Mr Nash said that he did not anticipate tourist numbers to suddenly return to levels seen prior to COVID.
In his words, “we aren’t anticipating pre-COVID figures in the foreseeable future.”
“The one thing we know about Australians is that they are the country that travels the most for skiing,” says the author.
When asked whether travelers should be prepared to isolate if they test positive while in New Zealand, Ms Ardern said they should be.
In her words, “I’d want to think about the fact that New Zealand has a gold standard framework for caring for persons with COVID in their homes.”