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[url=https://www.immagine-immigration.com/immigration-blog/post/nz-border-reopening-plan-fish-hooks]NZ Border Reopening Plan - The Fish Hooks[/url]Posted by Iain on Feb. 4, 2022, 1:20 p.m. in [url=https://www.immagine-immigration.com/immigration-blog/category/new-zealand-borders/]New Zealand Borders[/url]
The New Zealand border is, in a staggered way, opening up between now and October. Almost two years to the day since New Zealand was shut off from the world with one of the most tightly controlled borders outside of North Korea, the Government has announced their plan to reopen the border.
I am confident this one will stick, short of a Zombie Covid variant that kills a significantly higher proportion of people who catch it than anything we have seen to date. The political and economic temperature is simply too hot now for the government to walk this back.
By now the benchmarked dates and in theory [i]who [/i]that impacts have been made clear and I am not going to go over that in great detail here. It’s how this might play out that should keep you reading.
There will be no more managed isolation and quarantine from 27 February except for the unvaccinated (I am assuming children aged 12 and over will need to be to align with the NZ vaccination programme). Everyone entering from later this month will have to isolate at home (or somewhere suitable, as yet undefined) for ten days. That should reduce by the time the border opens to all in October ‘at the latest’.
[i]From 28 February[/i], New Zealand citizens in Australia are allowed ‘home’. From mid-March, New Zealanders from the rest of the world can follow.
[i]From 13 March [/i]- an expanded border exception for critical workers, and skilled workers earning at least 1.5 times the median wage (meaning most of our clients at IMMagine), will also be eligible to enter New Zealand on work visas - meaning they must have a job to come to. This will include but is not limited to health workers, farm managers, horticultural workers, tech sector professionals, those working for accounting services, in education and construction and I note cynically anyone else the government might favour.
In addition, family members who may have been separated from their loved ones by the border and the government’s refusal to let them reunite, can from next month. These are the oft referred to ‘split families’. The catch for them is the primary applicant who is in New Zealand must earn one and half times the median salary pushing their required income to around $83,000. If they don’t earn that then their partners and children will only be eligible to enter from July if they are from a visa waiver country e.g. the UK or from October if not e.g. South Africa.
[i]From 12 April -[/i] up to 5000 international students ahead of semester 2 and temporary visa holders who still meet relevant visa requirements. That second group is those siting offshore with a still valid temporary visitor, work or student visa. The numbers in this group would be tiny as most who had visas when the border shut would have seen those visas expire a long time ago.
Then, from [i]July ‘at the latest’[/i], will see Australians and all other visitors/tourists and business travelers who can normally enter New Zealand without needing a visa to travel. These will be your tourists or job seekers…. The government has signaled that assuming Covid case numbers, as expected, now surge across New Zealand, they will bring this date [i]forward. [/i]  
Also, and aligning with the 2020 announcement to roll out the new ‘job specific’ work visa including the requirement for all employers to be ‘accredited’ (something employers can begin applying for in May) means [i]all[/i] those with a job to come to and sitting outside of New Zealand can start applying for all [i]other job specific work visas[/i] from July at the latest.
[i]October[/i] - the border is open to everyone not covered by the above.
The international border will be fully reopened by October ‘at the latest’.
I think the reality is the Government pulled forward this announcement as the pressure on them to allow New Zealanders to return home has become impossible to ignore. The polls are starting to show the PM is reaching down to pick her halo up off the floor these days.  

Given, legally, the Government cannot deny entry to a NZ citizen if the citizen can make it to the border and ways have now been found to get to the border by ‘transiting in NZ on your way to a third country the game was up.  At the same time, while it’s a bad idea politically locking your own out it got worse last week when the NZ Government was embarrassed by [color=#ff0000]the Taliban (yes, [i]that [/i]Taliban)[/color] allowing an unmarried, pregnant, am I allowed to add ‘infidel’(?) New Zealand citizen safety in Kabul to have her baby because her own Government had denied her a room in Managed Isolation in New Zealand so she could have it surrounded by family. That I am certain was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
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