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No Travel Restrictions On NZ, Says Dr Fong

“We urge everyone to stay up to date with their coronavirus vaccination, especially people over the age of 50, and anyone with underlying medical conditions to get vaccinated.”
21 Jul 2022 16:57
No Travel  Restrictions On  NZ, Says Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong says they have not considered any travel restrictions for New Zealand.

This comes after New Zealand recorded 10,424 new community cases of coronavirus and another 348 at the border, bringing the total new cases to 10,772.

 

COVID Measures

Dr Fong said anyone visiting from New Zealand would need to present a negative coronavirus test at our borders before they are allowed in the country.

“We have maintained a number of public health mandates and measures related to vaccination and incoming travel,” he said.

“The ministry envisions that the more the booster dose, the better the level of protection, and the safer it will be to further remove the remaining public health measures.”

“We urge everyone to stay up to date with their coronavirus vaccination, especially people over the age of 50, and anyone with underlying medical conditions to get vaccinated.”

 

He said that everyone needs to be aware that the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of severe coronavirus disease.

Between January and May, 143,399 visitors arrived in Fiji, a 44.6 per cent recovery of arrivals in the same period before coronavirus.

More than 92,000 tourists came from Australia, 21, 510 from New Zealand and 17, 046 from the United States of America.

In May, visitor arrivals stood at 47,813.

 

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