New Zealand unveils phased border reopening plan
Wellington: New Zealand has announced a phased reopening of its borders, as the country starts to ease some of the world’s toughest Covid restrictions.
Vaccinated New Zealanders in Australia will be able to go home from 27 February, and jabbed citizens in the rest of the world can do so from 13 March, PM Jacinda Ardern says.
They will have to self-isolate for 10 days but mandatory stays at state quarantine facilities will be scrapped.
The plan includes five stages.