A NZ Herald article.
Two years of border unpredictability, expensive flights and the risk of catching Covid and being stuck overseas has meant most young Kiwis have put their OE on the shelf.
But the rite of passage could be back on the cards this year.
Travelling to find oneself
For many young people, the OE is a way to discover more about yourself and what you want from life.
But Covid has reduced the amount of 18– to 30-year-olds departing New Zealand by half.