28 Feb 2022

Deputy Prime Minister discusses border reopening decisions

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 28 February 2022

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson talks to Lisa Owen about the decisions made to reopen the border to fully vaccinated arrivals without MIQ or isolation.

Robertson has suggested that scrapping isolation for fully vaccinated travellers from elsewhere in the world could happen before July, but maintained it is not a commitment.

"What we're signalling is that as we come off the peak, as we move through March into April, we can then start to take decisions based on where we're at with the health system and so on.

"It will be much sooner I think than people have expected … [to be] able to see people coming into New Zealand freely from everywhere."