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COVID-19 border closure – the fine print

At 11.59 pm on Thursday 19 March 2020 New Zealand, for the very first time, introduced a blanket border closure for all waiver and existing temporary visa holders, and some resident visa holders currently offshore.  While it initially seemed any person with New Zealand citizenship or who held resident visa was exempt, that is not the case, it is far more reaching than initial media reported.

In addition, even though the restrictions have been put in place until 11.59 pm on 31 March 2020, our view is that these restrictions are likely to be set in place for at least three months.

Read the full article by Lane Neave to find out who is excluded...