NZ Border locked to non-residents/NZ citizens until April 30 2022

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Cindy says NZ Border locked to non-residents/NZ citizens until April 30 (and possibly longer depending on visa class) 😥
I think you're missing one key point. As stuff puts it, you still need to isolate 7 days and get a test on arrival plus a final negative test:
Hipkins said all travellers not required to go into MIQ will need to self-isolate for seven days, with a Covid-19 test required on arrival and a final negative test needed before entering the community.

When it reopens it'll be a million times worse then the bubble. 3x covid tests plus 7 days isolation... No thanks!
 

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I think you're missing one key point. As stuff puts it, you still need to isolate 7 days and get a test on arrival plus a final negative test:


When it reopens it'll be a million times worse then the bubble. 3x covid tests plus 7 days isolation... No thanks!
That's my reading too, henrus.

I think it will have to change. That will kill NZ tourism.
 
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They take the cake, even that WA country will be open before then, by some time me thinks.
Even residents have to do 7 day iso from Jan 15th??
crazy!!
Cindy says NZ Border locked to non-residents/NZ citizens until April 30 (and possibly longer depending on visa class) 😥
I expect the NZ Govt will retreat on this
What they have stated will kill the summer tourist industry. Its in a bad way now. That will not get votes.
(Many of the tourist workers were young people:- backpackers, foreign student on visas, holders of working holiday visa)
With AU open will be a lot of one way NZ to AU air tickets sold if Cindy continues on that path. Tourists will head for AU in preference to NZ.
 

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You can't kill something that is already dead. The AU bubble never made a big help (it was suspended almost every school holidays) plus over the past few months they haven't even had the Auckland tourists.
Fair call.

**It will stop the revival.
 

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You can't kill something that is already dead. The AU bubble never made a big help (it was suspended almost every school holidays) plus over the past few months they haven't even had the Auckland tourists.
Been struggling on life support (ventilation) but I suspect may will pull the plug with no summer tourists.
Even the VFR (visiting friends & relation) will buck at the 7 days home iso. (15 Jan plus 7 days = end of school holidays)
The NZ to AU and AU to NZ bubbles (plural) were mainly VFR from my reading. Not so much real tourists. Much of the VFR traffic tends to stay with family and not spend big on hotels/rental cars/restaurants (That's what I did)

 

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My bro-in law just told me he's cancelling their family trip for late Jan 2022.
He's a resident, wife not, not that that's a factor, but not going to iso for 7 days at family home over there. Just silliness.

Completely laughable, well very disappointing for them & family over the ditch, really sad.
 

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It's very confusing I've just seen this on a stuff article. Differs to the other info Ive seen this afternoon.

The Government announced on Wednesday that vaccinated Kiwis can fly home from Australia from January 16 without managed isolation.

Vaccinated Kiwis from anywhere in the world can return home without managed isolation from February 13 and the borders will open to any vaccinated travellers from April 30.
 

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That information is correct. All with 7 days home quarantine, so their tourism industry will be deader than the Dodo.
Ah I see my confusion, I'm thinking when it says no MIQ they mean no isolation but now I'm understand no MIQ means home q instead.
 

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5FC3A0E0-75C1-4F8C-8178-80AF0024F8F3.jpeg Where is the science behind this ?????
How can a traveller have an R value ?
Totally bizarre fear of vaccinated covid negative travellers. I don’t understand why the NZ authorities aren’t getting a roasting for this in the international press?

NZ Herald
 

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You can't kill something that is already dead. The AU bubble never made a big help (it was suspended almost every school holidays) plus over the past few months they haven't even had the Auckland tourists.
Not sure I agree with this. There will always be people who want to travel, when they can they will.

And when they do, there will be people who see the need and cater to it. Yes current owners may fail but there will always be those who see an opportunity. In fact there are probably people out there already seeing the opportunity in an opening up trade.
 
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