The New Zealand government announced this Thursday (12.08.2021) that it plans to allow vaccinated travelers from low-risk countries to enter without quarantine as part of the reopening of its borders from early 2022 Is.
The oceanic country, which closed its international borders in March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, has indicated that it will begin lifting arrival restrictions from the first quarter of next year.
The reopening is based on an individualized model that places travelers entering the country into three risk categories: low, medium and high, ranging from free entry to government centers to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, as well as your vaccination requirements. Will consider the situation.
“The low-risk route will allow free quarantine for vaccinated travelers who have been to low-risk countries,” New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement, lauding her ironclad strategy against COVID-19. .
low vaccination rate
However, people who come from medium or high-risk countries should be quarantined for up to 14 days, although officials intend to allow some infected people to have periods of isolation in their homes.
New Zealand, which has a relatively low vaccination rate compared to other developed countries, wants to accelerate its program by vaccinating the entire population over the age of 16 with Pfizer serum from September.
The nation, which in July suspended the travel bubble with Australia due to redevelopment in the neighboring country and only allows quarantine-free trips to the Cook Islands, has accumulated fewer than 3,000 infections since the start of the pandemic , which includes 26 deaths and is currently registered. 43 Active Cases
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