Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday (April 8) temporarily suspended entry for all passengers in India, including their own citizens, following the high number of COVID-19 infections returing from the country.
The are going to be implemented from 1600 civil time on Sunday (April 11) and can be in situ until April 28, Ardern said during a press conference .
During this point the New Zealand government will out risk management measures to resume travel and lift the restrictions.
“This isn’t a permanent arrangement but rather a short lived measure. The temporary hold would also help reduce the danger that travellers themselves faced,” PM Ardern said.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern temporarily suspends entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, following a high number of positive #COVID19 cases arriving from there. The suspension starts on April 11 and will be in place until April 28: Reuters pic.twitter.com/MCNUdLZTNs
— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also said that the govt would be watching risks posed by other COVID-19 hotspot countries also in its future course.
“We haven’t identified anything obvious but we’ve to undertake and do better,” PM Ardern added.
Additionally, the govt will out the standard of PCR COVID-19 testing in other countries. The authorities also will note if the tests are being taken within the last 72 hours or not.