Guwahati News Desk: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced that due to a surge in coronavirus cases in India in the second wave, travellers coming from India, including its citizens are temporarily banned from travelling to NZ.
The ban will be imposed for about two weeks, from April 11 to April 28, she said.
The travel restriction comes after NZ recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases, out of which 17 came from India and managed isolation on Thursday.
Ardern further said, “This is not a permanent arrangement but rather a temporary measure. The temporary hold would also help reduce the risk that travellers themselves faced.”
New Zealand has not reported any community transmission locally for about 40 days.