Covid-19: Government investigating downgrade of Safe Travel advice that says not to leave the country

A Stuff article.

As a return to international travel nears the Government is looking into downgrading the current official advice for Kiwis to not travel overseas because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has also received multiple requests to open up travel to countries that have beaten Covid-19 aside from Australia, Niue, and the Cook Islands, a newly released document reveals.

For close to a year the Government’s SafeTravel website, maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), has advised all Kiwis not to travel overseas.

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