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New Zealand to fully open international borders to visitors from the end of July – SABC News

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that the country will fully reopen its international borders from 11:59 pm on July 31, with cruise ships also being welcomed back to local ports on the same day.

The opening of the border at the end of July is two months earlier than the previous time frame of the government and will mean that visitors who need visas can now come to New Zealand.

Ardern said in a speech for a Business NZ lunch in Auckland that opening the borders would help reduce urgent skills shortages, open up tourism and put immigration institutions on a safer footing. “We are building on our proven plan to secure the economic future of New Zealand,” Ardern said.

New Zealand to fully open international borders to visitors from the end of July – SABC News

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