New Zealand Government has declared that the country will keep its borders closed this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The borders would look to reopen in 2022 in different phases. The new borders system would appraise the risk of travellers individually:
Low risk: Vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries would not be required to quarantine.
Medium risk: Vaccinated travellers from medium risk countries would require to be under modified isolation
High risk: Unvaccinated travellers along with all other travellers from high-risk countries would need to stay 14 days in a quarantine hotel run by the military
However, the government has not provided a ranking of countries by risk, saying it could change quickly.
New Zealand has successfully contained the coronavirus which has allowed life to return almost to normal. The South Pacific nation of 5 million people has reported just 26 deaths since the pandemic began.