The Government has just announced a five-step plan to reopen New Zealand’s borders, starting on 27 February. It’s great news that will bring a lot of relief to New Zealand citizens stuck overseas.
The NZ government announces plans to trial modified isolation instead of MIQ but has yet to say who will pay to quarantine incoming offshore workers.
Immigration New Zealand has just announced it will be refunding all fees and levies for visa applications that cannot be processed because of covid restrictions.
This affects around 50,000 temporary visas on hand including visitor, student and work visas.
Thousands of rooms in managed isolation facilities will be available for seasonal workers, skilled migrants, international students, and refugees in the coming months. This will accelerate Covid-19 recovery and fulfil labour shortages in several sectors.
Now that the gateway to Australia is set to open, employers will be able to invite work visa holders from across the ditch. Principle lawyer Aaron Martin explains the opportunites.