Howdy! Today we bring you a travel update from the southwestern Pacific Ocean country of New Zealand, where it was recently announced that all international travelers will be required to be vaccinated once they re-open to tourists in 2022.
Below is the information on this new mandate – according to the official website of the New Zealand Government:
Full vaccination will become a requirement for non-New Zealand citizens arriving into the country from 1 November, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.
“Getting vaccinated is the most effective measure against the transmission of COVID-19, and the risk of serious illness or death,” Chris Hipkins said. “To further reduce the possibility of the virus getting through our border, we are introducing the requirement for air travelers aged 17 and over, who are not New Zealand citizens, to be fully vaccinated to enter New Zealand.
Travellers will be required to declare their vaccination status when registering with the Managed Isolation Allocation System, as well as presenting proof of vaccination or a relevant exemption to their airline and to Customs officers once they land.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming trip to New Zealand with Book Here, Give Here, please reach out to your Travel Gurus.