Delta-free New Zealand sets out path to opening borders

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

New Zealand laid out a plan for easing some of the world’s toughest COVID-19 border curbs, which have kept out the highly contagious Delta variant and seen the island nation effectively virus-free for much of the pandemic.

The government will speed up its vaccine rollout this year and begin a phased reopening of the border in early 2022, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday in Wellington. Vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries will eventually be able to enter New Zealand without going into quarantine, she said.

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