On March 16th, New Zealand Prime Minister Adrian announced a new border opening plan.
The plan includes opening the border to visitors from Australia from 12 April and tentatively from 2 May to visitors from New Zealand visa-free countries and other countries already holding New Zealand visas.
Incoming visitors will be required to receive two doses of the New Coronavirus vaccine and provide a negative New Coronavirus test prior to boarding. Eligible visitors will be allowed to enter the country without quarantine.
Visitors will need to be tested prior to departure (both PCR and RAT tests are available) and will need to be tested twice after entering New Zealand, on day 0/1 and day 5/6.
In addition, the New Zealand Government is also expected to make a decision next week on changes to its policy on vaccination passes, injunctions and the traffic light system, which is expected to potentially remove vaccination pass requirements and most injunctions, as well as lifting many restrictions in the traffic light system.
The Prime Minister said the Government wanted to drive economic recovery and New Zealand was a safe tourist destination with a strong health response and the lowest mortality rate among OECD countries.
The latest poll shows that the majority of people in New Zealand want the border to be open to international tourists and visitors immidiately, as long as their New Coronavirus test is negative on arrival.
For New Zealand’s tourism and service industries, businesses are more eager to open the border than the people.
新西兰即将迎来雪季，皇后镇附近的卡德罗纳高山度假村（Cardrona Alpine Resort）的首席执行官Stephen England-Hall表示，不管边境是完全开放还是只对澳大利亚开放，这都会对即将到来的冬季产生重大影响。
New Zealand is about to usher in the snow season. Stephen England hall, CEO of Cardrona Alpine Resort near Queenstown, said whether the border is fully open or only open to Australia, it will have a significant impact on the coming winter.
而惠灵顿的商店Possum Boutique 80%的收入来源于游客，店主Carola Ortiz表示：“(如果边境再次开放)，将会作用巨大。”
While Possum Boutique, a store in Wellington, generates 80% of its revenue from tourists. The owner Carola Ortiz said, “it will play a huge role (if the border opens again).”
With the announcement of the policy of reopening the border, more Chinese students study in New Zealand will off to there for face-to-face classes. So what items should to prepare before studying in New Zealand? What items are prohibited in New Zealand?
As Air New Zealand offers discounts to students, students can check 40 kg of luggage with a student visa, and with 7 kg of hand luggage, but they need to pay extra if the luggage is overweight.
The following items are suggested to be carried in hand luggage:
· A small amount of clothes, toothbrushes or basic items required in case of delay or loss of checked baggage or flight delay
· Passport, air ticket and important documents related to entry and school admission
· NZ $10000 in cash (or equivalent in other currencies)，and credit card
New Zealand has very strict regulations on the management of goods brought into the country and needs to accept the inspection of no harmful substances and no disease.
· Food: any meat, fish and shellfish (including cooked, chilled, fresh, preserved, packaged and any dried food); Eggs; Milk, milk powder, butter, cheese and dairy products for infants;
· All seeds to be planted, including packaged seeds
The following items, if carried, shall be declared on the entry card:
Dried fruits (dried fruits) and vegetables, rice and noodles, rice flour, nuts, unexploded corn, cooking herbs and seasonings
· All items with plant ingredients or made of plants, herbal medicine, health care medicine and medical medicine, including those containing animal or plant ingredients
· All wooden objects, including drums, carvings, spears and masks; All articles made of hair, including fur, leather bags, untreated wool and feathers
· Clothes and shoes for animals, such as animal utensils (such as tools for cleaning animals), tools for grooming pets, saddles, birdcages and bridles
All outdoor supplies, camping supplies, sports supplies, hiking and other hiking shoes containing soil, seeds or water
The following items are limited in quantity if carried:
· 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigarette products, and must pay tax in excess.
Can carry up to 3 bottles of spirits (no more than 1.15 liters per bottle) and 4.5 liters of wine or beer
The University of Auckland
University of Auckland is located in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, with seven campuses. It is the largest comprehensive university in New Zealand engaged in teaching and research and has the most specialties. In 2022 QS World University Rankings, The University of Auckland ranks 85th and in
New Zealand ranks No.1.
University of Auckland is famous for its research in various basic disciplines. The most famous departments include computer, civil engineering, architecture and planning, medicine, pharmacy, education and media, and the business school has been certified by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
University of Otago
The University of Otago, located in Dunedin, the capital of Otago Province, South Island, New Zealand, was founded in 1869. It is the first university in New Zealand and the world’s top university. It is also the only comprehensive university in New Zealand that can provide majors in consumer and applied science, dentistry, human nutrition, pharmacy, sports, physiotherapy and measurement.
The university has four colleges: Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science, with more than 21700 students studying here, including more than 2800 international students from more than 90 countries/regions. The University ranks 194th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury, located in Christchurch, the capital of Canterbury, New Zealand, is the second oldest famous research university in New Zealand.
The University of Canterbury has seven colleges of Art, Business, Engineering, Law, Music and Art, Forestry and Science, which are divided into 38 departments. The school has the earliest Engineering College and the largest Education College in New Zealand, and enjoys a high reputation in the world. University of Canterbury has received hundreds of foreign students to study here every year, especially many students from Asia. The University of Canterbury ranks 258th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
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