May 11, 2022
Border opening brought forward
New Zealand’s border will reopen from July 31.
That’s two months earlier than the Government initially planned.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a Business NZ lunch in Auckland today the final part of the staged border reopening will include tourists, workers, families and students.
Some of the visa settings will change, including making the path to residency easier for highly skilled workers in global demand, but also making it clear education visas were not a backdoor route to residency.