New-Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a temporary ban on travellers from India due to the massive increase in Covid-19 cases.
The suspension will start from April 11 and will be in place until April 28. During this time the government will look at risk management measures to resume travel.
The move comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases at its border on Thursday, of which 17 were from India.
”We are temporarily suspending entry into New Zealand for travellers from India,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a news conference in Auckland.
“I want to emphasize that while arrivals of COVID from India has prompted this measure, we are looking at how we manage high risk points of departure generally. This is not a country specific risk assessment,” Ardern said.