New Zealand is reopening to tourists.
Fully vaccinated tourists from Australia will be able to travel to New Zealand without isolating from 11.59pm on 12 April.
Visitors from other countries that have visa waiver arrangements with New Zealand will be able to come here from 11.59pm on 1 May.
The date when travellers from all other countries will be able to arrive in New Zealand will likely be brought forward from October.
“We are ready to welcome the world back,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Wednesday.
Originally, it had been planned that Australian tourists would be able to return to New Zealand before July, with no specific date set.
Visitors from the rest of the world were due to be allowed to come to the country in October.
It comes shortly after a 1News Kantar Public Poll revealed 75% of respondents want New Zealand to open up its borders to overseas tourists and visitors immediately, as long as they test negative on arrival.