The final part of the phased reopening of the border will open the country to all visa categories – including tourists, workers, families and students. Ardern also announced that it will be easier for the highly educated to immigrate to the country because of the worldwide demand for this group of people.
“New Zealand is in demand and is now completely open for business,” said Ardern. “It’s also good news for families, businesses and our migrant communities. It also provides security and good preparation time for airlines and cruise lines planning a return to New Zealand during the peak spring and summer seasons.”