New Zealand announced it will reopen its border to all international travelers starting Sunday after shutting it to almost all arrivals in March 2020.
The final part of the border reopening on Sunday night means the country will open for all travelers needing visas – including tourists, workers, families and students, Tourism Minister Stuart Nash said.
“This is great news to the tourism industry and economy as we approach spring and summer with people from the Northern Hemisphere booking their winter holidays.”
The maritime border will also reopen, allowing cruise ships to visit the country.
“We’ve heard optimistic messages from tourism operators who are ready to welcome back international visitors from all over the world,” Nash said.
“As we warmly welcome the world back to our shores, it’s the perfect time to showcase New Zealand to the world,” he said.