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New Zealand to fully reopen borders for first time since Covid pandemic started

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern also announces shakeup of immigration to attract skilled workers back to the country

New Zealand will fully reopen to the world two months earlier than originally planned, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced as part of a wider shake-up to immigration settings.

The country swiftly closed the border in March 2020 to prevent the arrival of Covid-19. It has just started reopening to some non-New Zealand citizens and residents over the past few months – beginning with Australians and followed by travellers from 60 visa-waiver countries.

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