A Major covid-19 update from New Zealand is that the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern announced that the country will not open to tourists until its citizens are vaccinated.
The country has garnered worldwide praises with its fight against covid-19 and keeping the pandemic checked at its early stages.
While the whole world was struggling against the covid-19 outbreak, New Zealand immediately stopped all international travels and implemented stringent rules to stop the spread of the virus.
And as per recent developments and information, New Zealand PM said once every citizen of New Zealand are vaccinated, the country will reopen to tourists.
Speaking about this, the PM said “New Zealand will only truly feel like it returns to normal when there is a certain level of normality in the rest of the world too. But given the risks in the world around us and the uncertainty of the global rollout of the vaccine, we can expect our borders to be impacted for much of this year.”
The government has also agreed to provide free vaccines to nearby countries such as Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu. But at present, the country is still waiting for vaccine approval so the process is going to take some time.
Earlier, New Zealand had established one-way travel with Australia but it shut down within just 72 hours as a new covid-19 strain was reported.