New Zealand Bans Entry Of Travelers From India Amid Surge In Covid Cases
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a temporary suspension of travellers, including its citizens, from India for about two weeks from April 11 to combat the surge in Covid-19 cases among visitors to the island country.
The ban will begin on Sunday and will remain in place until April 28, she said.
While arrivals from India had triggered the risk assessment, Prime Minister Ardern said the Government would be looking at risks posed by other Covid-19 hotspot countries, the New Zealand Herald reported.
The travel restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India, the report added.