16 Mar 2022

NZ ready to welcome world back - Jacinda Ardern

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 16 March 2022

New Zealand is ready to welcome the world back - that's the message from the Prime Ministerial podium - as the country's reopening is accelerated.

The timeline for easing border restrictions has again been brought forward - vaccinated Australians are now welcome from April 13.

Vaccinated travellers from other visa-waiver countries - such as the United Kingdom and United States - can begin arriving from May 2.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.