Government expands pre-departure Covid-19 testing rules

A Radio NZ article.

Travellers from nearly all countries will soon have to provide a negative Covid-19 test before arriving in New Zealand under tough new rules announced today.

It comes after increased pressure from scientists and Opposition parties to introduce tougher measures at the border to prevent another lockdown.

The existing rules state that from 11.59pm on Friday, travellers from the United Kingdom and United States will require certified proof of a negative Covid-19 test in the 72 hours before departing.

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