New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders After Long COVID Closure

New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders After Long COVID Closure

New Zealand fully opened its borders Monday, for the first time since March 2020 when they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The final phase of its borders reopening began at midnight local time (1300 GMT) Sunday with the maritime border and all overseas visitors allowed to submit visa applications. The country had started reopening in February, beginning with its own citizens.

“It’s been a staged and cautious process on our part since February as we, alongside the rest of the world continue to manage a very live global pandemic, while keeping our people safe,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during…

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