Due to the unstable epidemic situation in the world, it will be impossible to enter New Zealand for tourism purposes in the near future.
On January 26, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that borders of New Zealand will remain closed for most of 2021. Despite this the authorities will do everything possible to allow New Zealanders to travel to Australia and other nearby countries.
As the epidemic continues to rage around the world and it is too early to tell if the vaccine is effective, this is how the government is forced to protect its citizens. To resume travel, authorities must be sure that those vaccinated do not transmit Covid-19 to others, which has yet to be proven. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health plans to approve the coronavirus drug as early as next week.
The first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine is due to arrive in New Zealand in early spring. But the country’s leadership hopes to get the drug sooner.
So far 65 active patients have been registered in New Zealand. During the entire period of the pandemic the number of infected was 1,934 people. Unfortunately, 25 patients were not able to cope with the disease.