Border Openings

New Zealands Borders are opening in 2022! Heres a rundown on the 5 Steps!


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Step one (27th Feb 2022): Fully vaccinated Kiwis and other currently eligible travellers from Australia will be able to travel to New Zealand from 11:59pm on 27 February and will be able to self-isolate instead of going into MIQ.

Step two (13th March 2022): Fully vaccinated New Zealanders and other currently eligible travellers from the rest of the world will also be able to travel into New Zealand. There will also be an expanded border exception for critical workers and skilled workers earning at least 1.5 times the median wage, along with highly skilled workers’ family members who may have been separated from their loved ones. Health workers, farm managers, horticultural workers, tech sector professionals, those working for accounting services, education, and construction will all be eligible to enter New Zealand and self-isolate for a short period.

Step three (12th April 2022): The border extension will include a large international student cohort of up to 5,000 students for entry and temporary visa holders who still meet relevant visa requirements.

Step four (No later than July 2022): Australians and all other visitors and business travellers who can normally enter New Zealand without a visa. From July, those on the new Accredited Employer Work Visa will open including for workers offshore. The critical worker border exception will be removed at this time. The new work visa will be mainly available to workers earning over the median wage.

Step Five ( October 2022) : Includes all other visitors and students who require a visa to enter New Zealand, with normal visa processing resuming.

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