14 Mar 2020

Travel restrictions require almost everyone entering NZ to self-isolate

8:21 pm on 14 March 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced late this afternoon wide ranging travel restrictions which mean as of midnight tomorrow anyone coming into New Zealand will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

The only exemption is for people coming from the Pacific islands, but New Zealanders returning from overseas will not be exempt.

The measures will be reviewed in 16 days and the government will provide more advice for self-isolation and an economic package for businesses next week.

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