New Zealand completes border reopening with cruise ships and students welcomed back

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New Zealand has fully reopened its borders fully reopened to international visitors including those on student visas and cruise ships marking the end of an opening process that began in February.

“It’s been a staged and cautious process on our part since February as we, alongside the rest of the world, continue to manage a very live global pandemic, while keeping our people safe,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The news is a welcome boost for the country’s visitor economy, which is beginning to recover following two years of some of the world’s harshest restrictions.