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New Zealand’s border opening dates have been announced

NZ’s border opening dates announced by the government !!

The phased approach has 5 steps.

Step 1 from February 27, 2022

Fully vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers in Australia can enter New Zealand and self-isolate on arrival.

Eligible travellers include:

  • New Zealand citizens
  • New Zealand permanent residents or resident visa holders
  • Australian citizens or permanent residence visa holders where New Zealand is your primary place of established residence
  • people with border exceptions
  • those exempt from border entry restrictions such as diplomats and air crew, except those that are travelling from Very High-Risk countries, and
  • partners, dependent children or parents of a dependent child who:
  • holds a visa based on the relationship to a New Zealand citizen or resident
  • is travelling with a New Zealand citizen or resident
  • is ordinarily resident in New Zealand.

Step 2 from 13 March, 2022

Fully vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers from anywhere in the world can enter New Zealand and self-isolate on arrival.

Eligible travellers include:

  • New Zealand citizens
  • New Zealand permanent residents or resident visa holders
  • Australian citizens or permanent residence visa holders where New Zealand is your primary place of established residence
  • people with border exceptions
  • those exempt from border entry restrictions such as diplomats and air crew, except those that are travelling from Very High-Risk countries, and
  • partners, dependent children or parents of a dependent child who:
  • holds a visa based on the relationship to a New Zealand citizen or resident
  • is travelling with a New Zealand citizen or resident
  • is ordinarily resident in New Zealand.

Step 3 from 12 April, 2022

  • Temporary visa holders currently outside New Zealand and who have a valid visa can enter New Zealand as long as they still meet their visa requirements.
  • Up to 5000 international students can enter New Zealand for semester 2.
  • Workforce class exceptions and events, and government approved programme lists, will be extended

Step 4 from July 2022

NZ borders will open to:

  • Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and other foreign nationals travelling from Australia
  • visitors from visa-waiver countries
  • Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) holders.

Step 5 from October 2022

The border opens for all other New Zealand visa holders, including visitor and student visas

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Contact us by email on info@ezyimmigration.com or Call/ Whatsapp 022 399 4114 to discuss your eligibility and assistance with your visa application.

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