A Radio NZ article.
It will still be “flyer beware” in light of Omicron for people hoping to travel overseas from January as the border begins reopening, the Covid-19 Response Minister says.
The government in August announced its four-step plan to reopen international borders, and last month gave details about timeframes and other decisions around MIQ:
- 17 January: Fully-vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers can travel to New Zealand from Australia without staying in MIQ.
- 14 February: Fully-vaccinated New Zealanders and other eligible travellers can travel to New Zealand from all other countries.
- 30 April: Fully-vaccinated foreign travellers can travel to New Zealand.
However, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the post-Cabinet briefing yesterday confirmed Cabinet would meet to discuss the Omicron variant next year, ahead of the first stage.